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Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3Gbps 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

This drive utilizes new Advanced Format technology and requires special setup for use with Windows XP. Instructions for set up are included with the drive.
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XP, Vista, Win7, using as backup drive and transfer drive ?

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ZMX Sep 14, 2011 01:02 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Why do people ask questions that if it worked for xp, it won't work for win7 ?

I am looking to buy a huge space drive as a storage and i need it to be able to transfer photos from computer to computers, they are a mixture of xp, vista, win7, 32/64bits.

Is this hard drive suitable for such purpose ?

Why are ppl asking if they need to reformat the drive when switching the systems, and do I need that align tool from WD ?

Also why does this hard drive have firmware, do I need to update  its firmware regularly?

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I use one of these drives in a Vantec enclosure and haven't had an issue with XP/Vista/7. I've never used the AF align utility. I assume you are planning on using it as an external drive?

Don't bother updating a drives' firmware unless they is some known defect and it will die without the update  (IE Seagate 7200.x series)

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