According to InformationWeek‘s writer Robert Mullins, new disk drive systems coming out with 4-kilobyte storage sectors, replacing the 512-byte standard of old, offer a lot of great advantages, such as increased storage capacity. But the transition is creating a problem for storage system administrators called storage partition misalignment. The problem occurs when new storage based on the 4K standard is installed in IT systems as a replacement for the 512-byte standard. It’s as much a problem for virtual storage environments as non-virtual.
In the most recent article “Upgraded Storage Standard Causes Headaches” director of channel sales for Paragon explains how Paragon’s systems detect and solve the mentioned problem.