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By cwleng ·
I'm using Windows 2000 server.I would like upgrade my hardisk to a dynamic disk and it has come
to my attention that if a disk sector size is over 512 then the disk cannot be upgraded to a
dynamic disk.I would like to know how to determine and check a disk sector size for a hardisk.
Thank you.

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by dmiles In reply to disk sector size

One way is to determine the Hard drive you are using and go to the manufacturers web site for that particular drive.
Also it will be listed when booting the system,it loads during the CONFIG.SYS device drivers,it will display this info
You may have to use a third part software such as partition magic or norton's disk doctor

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by McKayTech In reply to disk sector size

Probably the easiest way without purchasing software is to go to the BIOS screen, auto-detect the hard drive and get the sector information from there.

There is also a free utility from Western Digital called 'getcmos.exe' that will pull that information and give it to you but there will be some math to get from the information reported to the sector size (it reports total size, number of cylinders and sectors/track).

paul

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