Yes, of course. But again the question I would like asked is how does Seagate's SmartAlign do this?
I'm familiar with the utilities that Western Digital makes available and in that case I understand that they essentially relocate partitions so that they are properly aligned. However, Seagate appears to claim that this separate step does not need to be done with their SmartAlign thingee. For example,
Seagate's SmartAlign technology automatically manages misaligned partitions in real-time inside the hard drive without the need for any software utilities.
So, what's up with that? Nobody seems to bother to ask ...
What exactly is Seagate claiming? Just plug one of their 4K drives into a Windows XP system, format it, and it "just works"?