I just plugged into USB A 3.0 / C 3.1 my new external HDD to Debian Buster system.
The disk was sold as LaCie 2.5" Porsche Design P'9227 2TB USB-C.
Here is the output of
fdisk -l /dev/sdc:
Disk /dev/sdc: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors Disk model: P9227 Slim Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes
I just read some articles about 4k-emulated drives (512e), this one should be the case.
I am confused as to how to format it with NTFS.
I tried to use my brain, and here is what I came with:
Start sector of the partition should probably start on 4096 sector (?)
So I created a partition with
Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdc1 4096 3907029134 3907025039 1.8T Microsoft basic data
Sector size should probably be forced with the
--sector-sizeoption like I did (?) issuing:
mkfs.ntfs --no-indexing --verbose --with-uuid --label EXTERNAL_2TB --quick --sector-size 4096 /dev/sdc1
Windows 10 fully updated did not recognize the partition and asked me to format, I used my favorite tool for that, and back to Linux here is the output of
fdisk -l /dev/sdc:
Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdc1 2048 3907028991 3907026944 1,8T Microsoft basic data
So why it must start at sector 2048, I don't understand.
I don't understand what I am doing wrong in terms of compatibility with Windows. Every time I re-partition it / re-format it and boot Windows and plug the drive in, it just offers me to Format it itself.
I am quite positive I tried everything from inside
I would like to know why I am unable to do the same as Windows does from my Linux CLI.
I will answer all questions tomorrow morning as well as comments.
I am now running:
pv --progress --timer --eta --rate --average-rate --bytes -s 1953314876k < /dev/zero > /media/vlastimil/LACIE_2TB/zero
with an expected speed of 123 MiB/s.