Last updated on NOVEMBER 04, 2015
Applies to:Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 11.2 to 11.2 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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Advanced Format Disks support has been introduced in Oracle Solaris 11 11/11.
Disk manufacturers are providing larger capacity disks known as advanced format (AF) disks, which is a general term that describes a hard disk drive that exceeds a 512-byte block size.
AF disks are generally in the 4-KB block size range, but vary as follows:
- 4-KB native disk (4kn)— Has a physical and logical block size of 4 KB
- 512-byte emulation (512e)— Has a physical block size of 4 KB but reports a logical block size of 512 bytes
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