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4k Drives vs. 512bytes... How to identify, fix, avoid Boot0

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so i'm having that annoying Boot0 error which there seems to be a complicated fix for via some tweaks after install

how do you know which drives have 4k clusters before you buy them?
aren't most HD's today at 4k? i thought 512 bytes was outdated?
any way to convert the 4k drives to 512 bytes which i believe is what's needed for installing OS x?

these 4k are also known as Advanced Format...

or can i install Win7 instead of OS X (dual boot) onto this 4k drive, or will it too have same boot problem?

i guess i should use this as my 2nd HD,for data in optical drive


any insights, suggestions on this?
 
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Go to hard drive manufacturers web site and read specifications for the product are you going to buy.
 
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