Western Digital's come up with a fancy new way to format hard drives—changing sector sizes to 4KB that use
a pooled Sync/DAM header and ECC blocks—that promises to give back 7 to 11 percent of hard drive space.
The catch is that if you wanna use this new hard drive format, it requires you performing a clean install of your OS. Other drive manufacturers are looking at this up, so everybody might get to benefit from Advanced Formatting and the extra space. Hoo-ray. [WD via PC Perspective via Electronista, Image via Wikipedia]

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