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I made more clear that the drive works, and I am asking if the resulting configuration is optimal. Both answers weren't really answering my question but rather trying to solve my initial problem which I am describing for the sake of completeness, so there must be something wrong with my question
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comment How to format a 4k sector hard drive?
I do not intend to keep switching interfaces, the disk works as it is now, prepared under SATA connection. I am just worried about the performance penalties you mentioned and I want to understand what really happens. parted /dev/sdb print returns 512/4096 so it seems that gParted reports the logical sector size which explains why @LiveWireBT sees 4096 for the same disk (connected via USB) and also confirms your hunch as above.
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comment How to format a 4k sector hard drive?
I do believe that the problem is because of switching between usb and internal. Indeed that was my initial thought and that is why I re-created the partition table after putting the disk back into the pc and connected with sata. (I took it out in the first place just to take my data out). I don't want to remove it again to test the logical sector reported via USB but all facts suggest this.
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comment How to format a 4k sector hard drive?
Thanks for the response, but it doesn't really answer my question. I get that the kernel recognizes the sector size of the drive and that gparted is supposed to recognize that too, but it reports otherwise and I am curious if there is an explanation to that, if it's a bug, or if I have done something wrong.
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comment How to format a 4k sector hard drive?
I believe that it will show 4096 here too if I connect it via USB. There's some magic in the USB-SATA controller there.
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