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Old January 4, 2011, 11:22 PM
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Just FYI, make sure to align them after formatting in WHS since WHS is based on Windows 2003 and usually fails to align the drive correctly. The software provided by WD won't work under WHS and you'll have to use Win Xp or format it in Windows Vista or higher and then use it in the WHS.

I would recommend using WHS to format and then Win Xp to align the drive using software.
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Old January 5, 2011, 08:21 AM
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I format all my drives on my main rig before deploying them, its using Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.

So i bought the 2 x 2TB Greens, then pulled the trigger on another one as it was sitting in my shopping cart at last weeks sale price of $79.99, so i now have a total of 4 x 2TB Greens plus the 4 x 640GB Blacks, for +/- 10TB, I do have another 1TB Green drive, but i think i will keep it in the Main rig for incoming downloads and some media.
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Old January 5, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Are you guys saying that the 2TB WD Green is fast enough OS or not? And how about the WinXP 4k problem? is that an easy fix? I dont like Win7 because it has no color management but XP does, go figure.
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Old January 5, 2011, 10:01 PM
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Are you guys saying that the 2TB WD Green is fast enough OS or not? And how about the WinXP 4k problem? is that an easy fix? I dont like Win7 because it has no color management but XP does, go figure.
The read and write speeds are pretty similar to say a Black 500 and I would call those speeds "usable" for an OS drive. However, as a 5400ish rpm drive, the seek time is what suffers. The random access time is actually nearly double that of a 2tb black.

Honestly I think they are a good drive, but I would personally recommend a small SSD, or at least a 1TB/2TB black for the OS, then the greens for storage.

For XP you just need to put the jumper in a specific postion on the drive, then recreate the MBR and partitions using windows storage management or fdisk.

Oh yeah, VIVA XP!
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If you're barely going to use the computer, might as well go with the greens for storage. No one has to stick around to wait/watch their files transfer.
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