Advanced Format HDD Technology Overview

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


This IBM® Redpaper™ introduces the Advanced Format for the hard disk drives, describes its characteristics and discusses implementation considerations for different IT environments to address potential compatibility and performance issues.

This paper is intended for IT professionals who want to learn more about the Advanced Format and plan to use the Advanced Format HDDs in their IT environments.

Table of contents

* HDD industry transition
* Introduction to the Advanced Format
* Advanced Format hard drive types
* Disk controller considerations
* Operating systems and applications considerations
* Conclusion


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Last Update
21 July 2014

Planned Publish Date
31 July 2014

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