How a Lenovo RAID Controller will present Native 4k drives to ESXI 5.5u3?

Hello all, I am wondering if it is possible to get around this issue...

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2091600

I had asked a similar question to this before and Andrew Hancock had gave me a good answer.  This question is not a double post, but more related to elaboration.  How does a RAID controller present native 4k drives to ESXI as 512?  Does it do this as 512e which ESXI 5.5 also doesn't support, or some other method?  Is there a performance hit to this?  Does anyone know if this specific Lenovo RAID controller can handle presenting 4k drives to esxi as 512?

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0F28694/460/FDCD14101F7E452CBBA91660EB85C922#overview

LOL does my line of thinking even make sense?  We had bought a bunch of 1 TB drives, which we are going to RAID6 once we decide on a server, but I am wondering if we can send them back and get >2TB and get more capacity.

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMFS is formatted as blocks and sub-blocks, so there will be little performance hit.

I assume you are RAIDing disks, and not using these disks directly ?
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CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew, yeah I would be raiding the disks and not using them directly.  We are thinking of RAID 6 using Lenovo's RAID controller.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
so that depends, on what RAID block size you use when you create the array!

some vendors call this the stripe size.
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CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Ok Ok, lol I get it.  Thanks:-)
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