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    #1 Dude

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    Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

    Do I need to apply the jumper to a WD20EARX drive similar to an EARS drive.

    WHS V1 seemed to identify it OK and I added it to my storage pool and it all seemed to work fine.

    I don't want any corruptions though so tyhought I would ask.
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    Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

    Do I need to apply the jumper to a WD20EARX drive similar to an EARS drive.

    WHS V1 seemed to identify it OK and I added it to my storage pool and it all seemed to work fine.

    I don't want any corruptions though so tyhought I would ask.


    Yes, the WD20EARX is an advanced format drive and requires jumpering before it's added to the pool -- if you want to use it as a system drive you will have to use the Acronis Alignment tool from Western Digital -- see here.

    Read thru the attached articles but buttom line I believe is if you've already installed it as a pool drive you'll need to uninstall it from the pool before taking it out and adding the jumper.

    If you don't do anything I believe it'll work but it will work much slower than what your used to.

    Edited by Joe_Miner, 08 March 2012 - 10:42 PM.

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    #3 Dude

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    Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:19 PM

    OK Thanks Jo, I have removed it from the pool, now if I can just find a jumper in my odds and sods box....feels like going back in time :-)
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    Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

    OK Thanks Jo, I have removed it from the pool, now if I can just find a jumper in my odds and sods box....feels like going back in time :-)


    Just look for 1 on one of your old 1992 Ethernet NICs :D
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