[CentOS] 3TB External USB Drive isn't recognized

Mon Aug 12 19:13:31 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Stephen Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 02:56:59PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> I'll note right back at'cha that all of the 3TB drives we have appear to
>> have firmware in them that will present the blocks as 512b.
> Many/most "advanced format" do "512e" but not all do.
> The newer 1Tb disks I have do, as "smartctl -a" tells me:
>   User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB]
>   Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
The logical (thought of the word after I hit <send>) is what I was talking
about. My 2TB and 3TB do the same. Look at it from the disk manufacturers'
standpoint: they *know* there's a zillion machines out there whose users
want to use the larger drives, and aren't going to buy a new computer to
do so.