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Not really to sound like a total noob but is all that properly formatted?
ezex is that new wd drive (I love it - fast and quiet)

I mean, I don't really understand what "convert to dynamic means" or option "mark partition as active"

I just used windows installer interface during win7 reinstallation to format the new drive smile.gif Then copied over everything from my old 500gbWD and formatted it (not quick).

Here is a pic for good measure
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That 100mb partition created itself during win7 installation but I formatted it back in that menu anyway tongue.gif It is unformattable in here

Is there any practical use for my old WD500 gb or would it be the best if I just scrapped it for magnets ?tongue.gif It works but it's like 3xtimes slower than new drive and very loud (cracking noises and scratching etc)
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ezex is that new wd drive (I love it - fast and quiet)

Yes, they didn't make any new Caviar Black but this Blue is their fastest (regular) drive currently and the first WD drive to have single 1TB-platter. thumb.gif

(Wondering why it isn't advertised as Black...)

May I ask you to run an HDTune Pro benchmark ? (here) smile.gif
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Originally Posted by HiCZoK View Post

Spinpoint f3 was out of stock so I bought 1tb WD blue 64mb. It was cheap at least wink.gif

Will get some ssd next month.
WD10EZEX is the new single-1TB-platter WD Blue. smile.gif

This thread might interest you:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297633/wd10ezex-review-wd-blue-1tb-single-platter-drive/0_100
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Originally Posted by HiCZoK View Post

Not really to sound like a total noob but is all that properly formatted?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by HiCZoK View Post

ezex is that new wd drive (I love it - fast and quiet)
thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by HiCZoK View Post

I mean, I don't really understand what "convert to dynamic means" or option "mark partition as active"
Do not convert to Dynamic Disk. It's a Windows thing that lets you do software RAID, but it introduces complications. For example, someone recently called me in a panic - they had been making backups for years, but when they went to restore them, it failed. Why did it fail? Somewhere along the line they converted to Dynamic Disks in Disk Management - upon trying to restore the backup image, it told them that a Dynamic Disk backup could not be restored to a blank MBR drive - it must be restored to a Dynamic Disk drive. But just before restoring the backup, it erases the drive, so that problem comes up 100% of the time. I must say, it was quite a time consuming and painful task getting it restored.
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That 100mb partition created itself during win7 installation but I formatted it back in that menu anyway tongue.gif It is unformattable in here
100MB partition stores the boot menu and stuff. Don't erase it. If it ever gets a drive letter, you can safely unassign it. Nothing uses it once Windows has booted.
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Is there any practical use for my old WD500 gb or would it be the best if I just scrapped it for magnets ?tongue.gif It works but it's like 3xtimes slower than new drive and very loud (cracking noises and scratching etc)
Use it for OS backups? Maybe get it to spindown when not in use?
     
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