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D-Link Network Storage => DNS-343 => Topic started by: D-Link Multimedia on May 07, 2010, 12:03:26 PM

Title: DNS-343 - Western Digital AFT HDDs - Read before you buy!
Post by: D-Link Multimedia on May 07, 2010, 12:03:26 PM
ShareCenter Users,
We regret to inform you that we can not support Western Digitalís new Desktop disk drives with Advanced Formatting Technology for use in our ShareCenter NAS devices.
WD does not recommend (and will not support) the use ANY of their Desktop disk drives in NAS devices, including their new drives with the Advanced Formatting Technology.  WD has no intention of rectifying this issue for NAS support.
According to WD, even if we were to solve the issues caused by their Advanced Formatting Technology in the standard mode, these drives may still cause problems when used in RAID configurations (especially with RAID 5).
This issue is not unique to D-Link nor the ShareCenter product line but rather relates to WDís strategy moving forward.
WD will only guarantee the compatibility of their Enterprise disk drives with NAS devices, as they are not integrated with their Advanced Formatting Technology.
As a result, we will NOT support the use of any WD disk drive with Advanced Formatting Technology.
Thank you for your understanding.  Please do not hesitate to contact our team directly with any questions or concerns.