Question: the new "advanced format" drives from WD et. al. are supported in Win 7 and Vista, but not as easily in XP or Server 2k3 (and as a result, WHS).
What about SW-based RAID arrays? For example, do the Intel Matrix storage, AMD RAIDXpert, Silicon Image 3114 and similar RAID solutions support the new format? Is it even a consideration or factor? Or is it a non-issue?
I'm wondering b.c. I'm using 4 x 1.5 TB WD drives in a RAID 5 array for data storage, on an AMD chipset w/ the 850 SB and it occurred to me that if the AMD RAID drivers are sitting between the O/S (Win 7 x64) and the HDDs, they might hinder the O/S' ability to correctly format the drives given the advanced format.