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SATA Jumper Settings

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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  1. Do you have a model number for that drive?
  2. 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.
  3. 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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    For Windows 7 do not alter the jumpers. That setting is only necessary for XP.
  5. 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
  6. Best answer selected by fakbak.
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