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July 27, 2010 12:59:25 PM


On the WD SATA Hard Drive, SATA Jumper Settings . In particular I am interested in the Advanced Format Jumper Setting which states:

" To achieve full performance on Windows XP, single partition, set Jumpers 7-8 prior to installation".

Can I assume that is also true when using Windows 7 ?

Thanks for any help.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 27, 2010 5:57:21 PM

Do you have a model number for that drive?
July 27, 2010 6:50:37 PM

mhelm1 said:
Do you have a model number for that drive?


Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS (Advanced Format) SATA.

I was wondering if this jumper setting will allow a different formatting of the drive more suitable to Windows.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 27, 2010 7:16:25 PM

Anwser is Yes, see below:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/advancedformat/
WD says it's for Windows 7 and will still need to be aligned(whatever that means)
This is all new technology and seldom works for me. However I think you should repost in the drives section asking what performance enhancements to expect. Or problems. Hopefully someone will address the issue.

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a b $ Windows 7
July 27, 2010 7:22:52 PM
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For Windows 7 do not alter the jumpers. That setting is only necessary for XP.
August 6, 2010 1:53:46 AM

Ijack said:
For Windows 7 do not alter the jumpers. That setting is only necessary for XP.

Yes, I will ignore that jumper setting. Thanks
August 6, 2010 1:54:25 AM

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