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Advisable to install WHS on F4EG hard drives?

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Sorry if this is a repost but I searched around overlock and hardforum for an exact thread and didn't really get a specific answer to my question. The question that I had was: would it be a bad idea to install whs v1 on a samsung f4eg hard drive? ive read that the advanced formatting of this drive can wreak havoc in general. however, ive read from others that plopping these into the storage pool is perfectly fine. should i order another hard drive such as an older version of the ecogreen to install the os on?
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Does the drive have a force alignment jumper?
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such as the western digital ears drives workaround? no, it doesn't have that
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I use two F4EG for storage, but imho they can be used even if they're unaligned. In this review the F4EG is tested in aligned and unaligned mode. What I took out of the comparison is that write-speed is somewhat affected by the lack of alignment, read speed wasn't noticeably affected.
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I use two F4EG for storage, but imho they can be used even if they're unaligned. In this review the F4EG is tested in aligned and unaligned mode. What I took out of the comparison is that write-speed is somewhat affected by the lack of alignment, read speed wasn't noticeably affected.
do you have whs installed on one of the f4eg hard drives however or do you have the os installed on a diff hard drive?
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I have the OS installed on a different disk. Based on that review the F4EG isn't that affected by the lack of alignment.
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