Currently going through hell trying to find a 4TB External USB HDD capable of backing up all of our data (This is SOLELY for off-site backup/ISO compliance. On-site backups are handled with a separate NAS).
I've just purchased 2x 4TB Seagate GoFlex drives hoping to use them alongside Window Server Backup.
Turns out the drives I purchased are reporting themselves as 'natively' having physical 4K sectors.
I have been hunting high and low for a 4TB drive that supports 512 byte emulation; I'm getting mixed reports about Western Digital drives (Will their WD Black 4TB drive in a USB3.0 Caddy allow me to format the drive as 512b sectors?)
Thanks in advance. This is REALLY causing me a nuisance! My next final step is to crack these two external drives out of their enclosures and put them both into a Netgear ReadyNAS or something to cover off-site backups. (Will this even work!?)