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    Arrow Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    Even die hard Windows XP users will have to upgrade next year because their favourite operating system can't handle the new generation of harddrives.

    By early 2011 all hard drives that come onto the market will use an "advanced format" that changes how they go about saving the data people store on them. It will mean that hard drive makers can produce bigger drives that use less power and are more reliable. But it will not run on Windows XP which has a hard-drive formatted into blocks 512 bytes in size.

    The 512 byte format dates from the days of the floppy and is now hopelessly out of date. David Burks, a product marketing manager for storage firm Seagate said that the fine resolution on hard drives is causing a problem, he said, because of the wasted space associated with each tiny block.

    Each 512 byte sector has a marker showing where it begins and an area dedicated to storing error correction codes. In addition a tiny gap has to be left between each sector. In large drives this wasted space where data cannot be stored can take up a significant proportion of the drive, he said.

    The new formats use 4K sectors that means about eight times less wasted space but will allow drives to devote twice as much space per block to error correction. Windows XP was released before the 4K format was decided upon while Windows 7, Vista, OS X and versions of the Linux kernel released after September 2009 are all 4K aware.

    Although there are emulators for Windows XP being developed they will slow the drive right down.

    Source : Fudzilla

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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    ehh xp user der force korbe ar ki.

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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    that's good
    many ppl doesn't want to upgrade
    will get right through them
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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    next choice for them will be win 7

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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu panda View Post
    ehh xp user der force korbe ar ki.
    Never stick with old tech.
    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    unless they introduce PoP/Mirror Edge styles with lara croft in bikini (gfx on par or better than AniMatrix), this game is hopeless =,='

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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by hiei-warrior View Post
    Never stick with old tech.
    sometime old is gold
    whatever......ami money kori ek hishebey uddegta valo....taholey amader ar dual boot niye chinta kortey hobey na

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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    ei rokom kisu expected silo ..
    sooner or later xp to chartei hobe .. thik jemon ekhon ar keo win98 use kore na


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    Default Re: Windows XP users will have to upgrade

    Time to embrace the new and abandone the old :-)

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