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    partition and format a advanced format drive


    I want to partition and format a advanced format drive via the terminal. I use a Red Hat 6.3 derivative (ClearOS). Can anyone tell me how this is done or point me to a how-to? If i'm correct if you want optimal speed the partitions should start at multiples of 4096 bytes.

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    I am assuming you have a 4k sector drive. Use parted:

    parted --align=opt /dev/sdx
       mklabel gpt
       mkpart primary 0% 100%
    You will then want to also align the filesystem. This is an example if you want to use ext4.

    mkfs.ext4 -b 4096 /dev/sdx1

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    Hi, sorry for activating this old thread but i released that i never thanked abudhamnhet. Your answer is very useful! Thank you!

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