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How Partition WD Red HD's? & How to get Arconis cloner to it work?

I bought a few WD 2TB HD's some weeks ago.

A Black labeled unit for normal internal use and two Red labeled units intended for NAS server usage with more robust technical specs and creates less heat.\\The Black worked perfectly Arconis included program partitioned and cloning to it worked perfectly. It was recognized via USB 2 and USB 3.

The Red ones could be partitioned once but partition was not recognized due it failed (no message then). The Red HD was not recognized after that by USB 2 or USB 3 on some PC's (All PC's running Win7 64 pro latest service pack).

The strange thing is that cloning operation in Arconis program showed the disk Red when trying to clone to it anyhow and when starting a message was returned that Arconis refused cloning because of different structures in the HD by different cluster lengths.

I tried Align program from Arconis/ WD but it could not show the hard drive.

So I am confused by a typical Moment 22 situation.

The awful thing is that thise guys who sold the Red WD drives gave no valuable information how to install Red labeled on a normal desktop PC they claimed it should work.

WD database had some strange informations impossible to understand and impossible to connect to just this issue. Help me if you can please...

Curious Hans Erdmann

hans_erdmann@hotmail.com

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You'll need to review the systems HD SATA port specs. Using too fast a SATA HD in some older systems can cause this.

Basically you can't run a sATA III (6.0 Gb/s) in a SATA II (3 Gb/s) system. Some drives have a jumper to alter the SATA I/O speed, others auto sense the SATA I/O and match it.

Also don't forget to check your systems firmware is up to date.

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