How to switch your Seagate Exos X16 to 4KN Advanced Format on Windows

WARNING: Currently this is broken, issue reported to Seagate. 1 – Download Seachest Lite from here. 2 – Open Computer Management and delete the existing partition on the drive you want to convert from 512 to 4KN Advanced Format 3 – Open a command prompt with Admin rights, and run the seachest lite with the… Continue reading How to switch your Seagate Exos X16 to 4KN Advanced Format on Windows

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How to switch your NVME SSD to 4KN Advanced Format

In my previous post I discussed performance differences between 512 vs 4096 bytes sector format, and showed that at least as far as testing goes, there does not seem to be any major performance difference. Still, using 4KN formatting for newer devices ensure they are operating in their native space, without any need for conversion… Continue reading How to switch your NVME SSD to 4KN Advanced Format

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512E vs 4KN NVME Performance

I have been using 4K native sector size on my Exos disks, and recently came across a way to convert NVME SSDs to run in native 4K sector size as well. If you have a Sabrent drive, there is an easy way to do it within Windows with their SSC Tool. If your drive does… Continue reading 512E vs 4KN NVME Performance

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How to Flash the Seagate Exos X16 from the SN02 to SN03 or SN04 Firmware

I recently purchased some of these Seagate Enterprise drives, and looks like they shipped with the SN02 Firmware. Upgrading on Windows is quite easy. Just be aware I tested with the drives still clean, while not in RAID. If you were to run this on a live array, I strongly recommend doing one disk at… Continue reading How to Flash the Seagate Exos X16 from the SN02 to SN03 or SN04 Firmware

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Custom Supports on Cura or Slic3r? It’s possible with Meshmixer!

The issue Sometimes it can be quite challenging to print a part. Take sweetie’s head, for example: This is quite a challenging print. If you try to use Slic3r’s support, you end up with something like this: Here is how much filament you’d use: The Solution Fortunately, you can use meshmixer to help you out.… Continue reading Custom Supports on Cura or Slic3r? It’s possible with Meshmixer!