Please bear with me. I’m not well informed about hardware stuff.
Two hard drives: 1TB WD10EARS
No jumpers in both drives.
OS: Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2 installed on the primary drive.
My understanding (please correct me if I’m wrong):
Since there are no jumpers in both drives, they are both in Advanced Format mode.
Windows 2003 doesn’t support advanced format. So I will have bad performance in these drives.
Since I didn’t set the jumpers before installing the drives, I can’t use jumpers configuration to disable Advanced Format and I have to use “Advanced Format Hard Drive Utility”.
When I went to WD to download the utility I couldn’t find windows 2003 under OS. So I downloaded as windows xp. When I tried to install the utility, it says it doesn’t support this version of OS. Now what? what are my options? can I disable Advanced Format on both drives without having to reinstall windows 2003 and all configurations??
Thank you in advanced.