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WD Green TB HD and busted windows server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am replacing a broken system drive in my WHS with a WD Green 1 TB HD.   I did not know about the 4k thing till after I bought.  :p

    Is this the proper sequence for install -

    1)  install WHS to the Green drive.

    2)  run the align ISO after the install is complete.

    Do I need to do more than that?

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:09 PM

All replies

  • That is, I believe, the procedure Western Digital recommends, and it's what I would do (using the standalone alignment tool provided). Bear in mind, however, that Microsoft has warned that manipulating the partition table or disks outside of Windows Home Server itself could cause problems including the possibility of data loss, so be careful and test thoroughly after trying this.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 4:59 PM
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  • The jumper on the disk is unfortunately only useful, if you want to create only a single partition - a scenario, which works for a data disk, but not for the system disk.

    If you have the chance to use one of the former data disks as system drive, I would recommend this, given you are not planning a server reinstallation, but a fresh install and have a backup of your data somewhere else.
    Or try to return the disk and order one of the classic models.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:45 PM
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