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Partition Hard disk with start sector 1

I have a new Hard Disk which I want to use for NAS drive. The requirement is that the partition as seen in fdisk should be as below. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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accesing G-listed sectors

is it possible to acces g-listed sectors? in the scsi protocol I can get the amount of g-listed sectors via a a scsi command however I wonder if I can try to read from them. maybe with a direct read ...
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Partitioning an SSD with sfdisk

I have been trying to partition this SSD (Samsung 840) nicely for a while now. I want to make sure the pages line up with the SSD pages to limit the amount of writes. I found this site which ...
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What does the output of fdisk mean?

I've got a flash drive and I want to understand the properties of it as is outputted from fdisk. I inserted it and check the dmesg and I could see that it was mounted as /dev/sdb1 so I ran fdisk to ...
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NTFS; marking sectors bad using Linux

I have a massive ZFS array on my fileserver. Whenever a disk reports bad sectors to smartmon, I order a replacement, and I shelve the failing one. And by "shelving the failing one", I mean that I ...
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4k Sectors: Which Drives Don't Lie About Having 512b Sectors and Correctly Report 4k Sectors?

I recently returned a Western Digital WD20EARS drive with 4k sectors (Western Digital refers to this as "advanced format"), because I found out that it lies and reports 512b sectors to the OS, and ...