Windows 7 Pro
Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
I installed the WD10EARS as a third hard drive in a non-RAID setup. After creating the partition using Acronis WD Edition everything looks fine. Then I restart and my system it will not boot. I cannot even enter the BIOS. If I disconnect the SATA cable from the 10EARS everything boots fine.
Tried again with another 10EARS and had the same problem. Then I tried putting a jumper across 7 + 8 though this is a WIndows 7 system and shouldn’t need it. Booted fine and created partition. The system restarts fine but I don’t know whether I am getting the benefit of the Advanced Format Drive or whether to be afraid it will all fall apart eventually since it should have worked without the jumper…
Finally I tried the jumper on 7+8 on the first 10EARS drive but no luck this time.