Hard Drives' 2011 Sector Shift May Slow Windows XP Use


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It's been (somewhat) common knowledge for a while now that hard drives are slowly transitioning from using 512-byte sectors to using 4KB sectors. (ExtremeTech reported on it in 2005, for example.) But, as a recent BBC story points out, Windows XP users may be in for trouble when what is currently an "advanced format" becomes the standard next year...

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