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Advanced Format drive

Postby paulmwilliams » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:22 am

We use IFD 2.60 to image product HDDs. A WDC HDD being implemented is an Advanced Format drive. WDC says: "Many cloning software tools have not been updated to support Advanced Format hard drives...If you have already cloned a hard drive onto a WD Advanced Format Hard Drive using another cloning utility, you should use the WD Align software program to optimally align the drive." I imaged the new HDD, ran tests to qualify it on our systems. I then ran Western Digital's Align software, a 5 minute process, then re-ran Performance Test 7.0 and rcvd a 15 point Disk Mark higher score. I don't find "Advanced Format drive" in the IFD user's guide. What does TeraByte say about these Advanced Format drives? Exact drive in question is WD1600BPVT.
Thanks,
Paul
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Re: Advanced Format drive

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:59 am

You enable the global option Align partitions on 2048 sectors and if
restoring an entire drive, use "aligned restore" option (if it wasn't
already aligned).

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=546

If you run performance tests under windows, ensure you run several times,
over a period of time to get accurate results, after a boot with changes it
may take awhile for the operating system to settle down doing
changes/updates to itself.

"paulmwilliams" wrote in message news:1888@public.image...

We use IFD 2.60 to image product HDDs. A WDC HDD being implemented is an
Advanced Format drive. WDC says: "Many cloning software tools have not been
updated to support Advanced Format hard drives...If you have already cloned
a hard drive onto a WD Advanced Format Hard Drive using another cloning
utility, you should use the WD Align software program to optimally align the
drive." I imaged the new HDD, ran tests to qualify it on our systems. I then
ran Western Digital's Align software, a 5 minute process, then re-ran
Performance Test 7.0 and rcvd a 15 point Disk Mark higher score. I don't
find "Advanced Format drive" in the IFD user's guide. What does TeraByte say
about these Advanced Format drives? Exact drive in question is WD1600BPVT.
Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Advanced Format drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:35 am

You may want to update to IFD 2.70 as well and find out if
it makes a difference.

On 3/28/2012 7:22 AM, paulmwilliams wrote:
> We use IFD 2.60 to image product HDDs. A WDC HDD being implemented is an Advanced Format drive. WDC says: "Many cloning software tools have not been updated to support Advanced Format hard drives...If you have already cloned a hard drive onto a WD Advanced Format Hard Drive using another cloning utility, you should use the WD Align software program to optimally align the drive." I imaged the new HDD, ran tests to qualify it on our systems. I then ran Western Digital's Align software, a 5 minute process, then re-ran Performance Test 7.0 and rcvd a 15 point Disk Mark higher score. I don't find "Advanced Format drive" in the IFD user's guide. What does TeraByte say about these Advanced Format drives? Exact drive in question is WD1600BPVT.
> Thanks,
> Paul
>
>
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Re: Advanced Format drive

Postby paulmwilliams » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:07 am

OK gents, thanks for your input, I'll try both suggestions.
Paul
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