so users can easily use 4K hard drives in their PCs. No additional configuration is required. When you connect a 4K hard drive to a PC running Windows 8 or later, the operating system will automatically recognize it and configure itself to use the hard drives. You can also use a native 4K hard disk as master and a 512-byte hard disk as slave. This will not affect the performance of your computer.
Here are some points that Microsoft has designed to clarify the operation of native 4K disks:
- Windows 7 SP1 uses the 512E format, i.e. 512 logical bytes are generated from the 4K blocks and used for processing.
- From Windows 8, emulation of 4K blocks into 512-byte blocks is no longer necessary; users can boot directly from 4K hard disks.
- 4K disks are compatible with NT file system
- You can also manage ReFS (Resilent File System)
- Full Windows Defender support and disk space so you can perform related operations with native 4K disk files.
Microsoft support policies for 4K drives
Microsoft support policy for 4K drives does not guarantee a solution, although the company will assist customers in troubleshooting. If the customer accepts and chooses Microsoft support, the money paid to investigate the incident will not be refunded. If the customer refuses to take over the terms, Microsoft will not investigate the incident and will refund the money paid for the incident.