16200: Acronis Software: Advanced Format Drives Support

Acronis products support Advanced Format disks

The following Acronis products support Advanced Format drives:

  • Acronis True Image 2016, Acronis True Image Cloud (Release 2016)
  • Acronis True Image 2015
  • Acronis True Image 2014
  • True Image 2013 by Acronis
  • Acronis True Image Home 2012/2011
  • Acronis Disk Director 12/11 Home
  • Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced
  • Acronis Backup 12
  • Acronis Backup (Advanced) 11.7
  • Acronis Backup (Advanced) 11.5 (Acronis Backup & Reecovery 11.5)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11/10
  • Acronis Snap Deploy 5
  • Aronis Snap Deploy 4

More information

Advanced Format disks have a 4 KB physical sector size and emulate a logical addressing interface of 512 bytes. For more information on Advanced Format technology please see International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA) website.

Cloning to a disk with different logical sector size is not supported. E.g., you can clone a 512 bytes/sector disk to 512 bytes/sector disk; you can clone a 4096 bytes/sector disk to 4096 bytes/sector disk; but you cannot clone a disk with logical sector size 512 bytes to disk with logical sector size 4096 bytes.

The disk management functionality of Acronis Backup is not available for disks with a 4-KB logical sector size.

Contact Acronis Customer Central if you have any questions or need assistance.

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