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Consider the following scenario:
Logical Disk Manager
All disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size, and the sector size must be valid.
This issue occurs because the dynamic disk volume does not let you use hard disks that have different sector sizes to configure RAID volumes.
To resolve this issue, use hard disks that have the same sector size to configure RAID volumes.
You can use the following command to determine how a hard disk is formatted. In this command, drive_letter is the letter that is assigned to the hard disk:
fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo drive_letterWhen you run this command, the data that is returned resembles the following:
In the output, the Bytes Per Physical Sector field has one of the following values:
NTFS Volume Serial Number: 0xfe6e5dcc6e5d7e79 Version: 3.1 Number Sectors: 0x000000001d1927ff Total Clusters: 0x0000000003a324ff Free Clusters: 0x0000000001f8bae8 Total Reserved: 0x00000000000007f0 Bytes Per Sector: 512 Bytes Per Physical Sector: 4096 Bytes Per Cluster: 4096 Bytes Per File Record Segment: 1024 Clusters Per File Record Segment: 0 Mft Valid Data Length: 0x0000000020980000 Mft Start Lcn: 0x00000000000c0000 Mft2 Start Lcn: 0x0000000000000002 Mft Zone Start: 0x000000000109c060 Mft Zone End: 0x00000000010a8880 RM Identifier: 974AD058-3B3D-11DE-9 300-000FFEE93BEF
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For more information about the Microsoft support policy for large-sector drives in Windows, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2510009For more information about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 compatibility with Advanced Format disks, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510009/ )Information about Microsoft support policy for large-sector drives in Windows
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018/ )An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available
Article ID: 2714829 - Last Review: July 25, 2012 - Revision: 2.0