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    #1 C4Tech

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    Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

    I just purchased couple of WD 2TB drives (WD20EARX).
    My question should I install the jumper or not?
    Also, when the drive is first seen by WHS, I'm asked if it should be partitioned as MBR or GDP.
    Which should I pick?
    I'm planning on using the drives in a Raid 1 in a microserver for user backup and shared folders.

    ....thanks....brian
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    #2 ikon

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    Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

    If your using WHSv1 then, yes, jumper. If WHS2011, then no.
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    Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

    I just purchased couple of WD 2TB drives (WD20EARX).
    My question should I install the jumper or not?
    Also, when the drive is first seen by WHS, I'm asked if it should be partitioned as MBR or GDP.
    Which should I pick?
    I'm planning on using the drives in a Raid 1 in a microserver for user backup and shared folders.

    ....thanks....brian


    As Ikon says, none required by 2011. You should format as MBR for boot drive.
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    Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

    I just purchased couple of WD 2TB drives (WD20EARX).
    My question should I install the jumper or not?
    Also, when the drive is first seen by WHS, I'm asked if it should be partitioned as MBR or GDP.
    Which should I pick?
    I'm planning on using the drives in a Raid 1 in a microserver for user backup and shared folders.

    ....thanks....brian


    Like Ikon & PC Doc said: For WHS 2011 do NOT jumper the EARX or EARS drives.

    You can read up on MBR & GPT at Windows & GPT FAQ

    I've been using MBR on anything 2TB or less and GPT on anything greater than 2TB

    Edited by Joe_Miner, 29 March 2012 - 09:22 PM.

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    #5 C4Tech

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    Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:59 AM

    Thanks guys!
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    Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:37 AM

    One last note, GPT on the boot is a bad idea. Your motherboard needs to support it and you need third party solutions to restore a GPT. Internal backup will not work. My suggestion is to stay away from GPT for the boot drive.
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    Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

    One last note, GPT on the boot is a bad idea. Your motherboard needs to support it and you need third party solutions to restore a GPT. Internal backup will not work. My suggestion is to stay away from GPT for the boot drive.


    good catch; forgot about that caveat.
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