I have done some reading on here, but 4k blocks and 16k sectors is making my brain hurt. Some help would be much appreciated.
I currently have a NV+ v1 with Raidiator 4.1.8. I have 4 x 1TB drives and have 2743GB of available storage. This is almost full, so I purchased 4 x 2TB drives - WD20EARX as these are on the HCL without any notes or issues.
Before I begin the swap and expansion process, I wanted to be sure everything was OK. I read this article:
I looked at my logs and verified that I have a 4096 Block Size.
I looked at the logs and cannot tell if I have 4k sector partition alignment. (don't know what I am looking for).
1. How important is it to use the 4k block size?
2. Do I need 4k sector alignment?
3. How can I tell if I have 4k sector alignment?
4. Any recommendations on the best way to perform a backup process for this? I don't have an unlimited supply of data storage
I have a drive connected to the USB interface and back up critical data regularly, but I don't want to go through a full 2.7TB backup -> factory reset -> data restore process unnecessarily, or more than once. Any help and guidance much appreciated.
Eamonn aka eggman