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New WD Adfanced Format Drives and WHS RRS feed

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  • Hi all,
    I have bought a new WD 10EARS drive. Unfortunately, I did not read about it before buying. It is an Advanced Format Drive (has 4k sectors instead of 512bytes).
    On the drive and on the WD site, it says that if using the drive in XP, you have to use the WD align utility, and if you use another OS, you don't have to. But, in an article on AnandTech:
    http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3691&p=2
    it says that every OS with the 5.x kernel is affected, thus including WHS.
    Does anyone know who is right? WD or AnandTech? Do I have to use the WD Align utility or not? The utility might not even run on WHS, it says that it runs on XP, Vista, Win7.
    Thank you,
    Chris
    Monday, February 15, 2010 7:13 AM

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