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WHS 2011 and EARS Drives - Jumper?

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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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If your using WHSv1 then, yes, jumper. If WHS2011, then no.

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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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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

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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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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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