Can I install a WD Advanced Format Drive under non-Windows Operating Systems, such as MacOS and Linux?
WD Advanced Format Drives can be used under non-Windows Operating Systems. Please visit the Advanced Format Drives – Installation on non-Windows Operating Systems page. Do I need a special driver to install a WD Advanced Format Drive on an Intel chipset? If your operating system is either Windows 7 or Vista, we recommend the following for maximum performance in all situations: • For Intel chipset, use the latest Intel driver version 9.6 or later. Please visit Intel for the latest driver downloads at http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-031502.htm • For AMD chipset, no driver update is required. • For Nvidia chipset, please visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018 for additional information. What is WD Align utility software? The WD Align utility enables older operating systems to operate at full performance on Advanced Format hard drives. How long will running the WD Align utility take? It will vary based on your operating system and how much data is on the disk, but th