New Advanced Format HD for Roamio Plus

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  1. yjr

    yjr New Member

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    Hello all.

    Is it necessary to "Align" a new WD10EURX Advanced Format HD, using the WD software before installing it in a Roamio Plus?
    TIH
    JerryR
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    That's a good question. I put one into a basic Roamio right out of the box. It did lower my MBT 3C, but no other changes.
     
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not necessary. There's nothing that the WD software could do as far as 4K alignment goes that a Roamio or Bolt wouldn't overwrite the second it powers up and auto-formats the drive.

    The auto-format aligns the partition starts correctly for AF drives. I still think that they could get better performance if they also aligned the MFS application and inode "zones" within the application partitions, but it ain't gonna happen.
     

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