Originally Posted by dbone1026
Cant comment on RAID but the EADS work fine with WHS (have 14 of them). The EARS I have heard have issues with WHS
Regarding EARS drives -
0) They're fine for Vista or Win7. These OSes understand the Advanced format.
1) Don't use it as your system drive for WHS. If you do, you'll need to run an unsupported tool to fix it (didn't support WHS last I checked).
2) If you're adding the drive to your drive storage pool, make sure that you jumper pins 7-8 before formatting, per the instructions on the drive (WHS is based on WinXP).
3) If you're adding it for some other reason (backup drive), jumper pins 7-8 and make sure it has only one partition. Alternately, don't jumper the pins but create the partitions in a more recent OS (I think that should
If you don't do this, you'll suffer a pretty serious performance loss, because the older OS doesn't understand the new hotness of Advanced Drive Format.
The good news about Advanced Drive Format is that I think it will enable pushing past the 2 TB limit.
Regarding RAID, I've heard that Green drives aren't recommended for RAID, as the power management produces more load/unload cycles and can get over stressed in RAID. But you'd have to do more research on that point.