Advance Formating for WD 1TB Green Caviar

I have purchased WD 1TB Green Caviar, but i read about Advance Formatting on hdd.
I wanna ask that what is Advance Formatting?
Can i format and create partition "WD 1TB Green Caviar" from windows xp (My computer => manage => storage) or partition magic or not?
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  1. Thanks for correcting the bad info I posted Hawkeye22.
  2. XP won't format advanced format drives properly and it will effect performance. Windows 7 on the other hand doesn't have this issue. For XP, you need to use WD's advanced format utility.

    You can get it from here.

    http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=608&lang=en
  3. If i installed "AcronisAlignTool_s_e_2_0_107.exe" on win xp, and after creating partition, will my WD hdd give full performance??

    right now i am using win xp sp2..
  4. Yes, if you use the advanced format utility to format the drive it will work fine under XP.
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