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Western Digital WD20EARX Drives 2TB

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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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Joe_Miner

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.

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Dude

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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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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