Shepcon
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ESXI 5.5 U3 with 512n Drives

I have an older host running ESXI 5.5 U3 on a PowerEdge T430 and I need to build another RAID10 volume with the Perc 730 controller.  My question is regarding 512n support with this older version of ESXI.  I know that 512e and 4Kn drives are not supported with ESXI 5.5 but need to know if 512n drives will work fine.  I presume they do as the logical and physical sector size is 512 on 512n drives.

Thanks for any input.

Ken

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asajm
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Hi Shepcon

vSphere/vSAN 6.0 and earlier versions have not been designed to use 4Kn/512e direct-attached disk drives. 512e drives are supported only in version 6.5 and later

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Shepcon
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Thanks for the information on 4Kn and 512e drive support.  Does this mean that 512n drives are supported with vSphere/vSAN 5.5?

Ken

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asajm
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Look

VMware Compatibility Guide - hdd

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