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Will I have AF issues installing a new 1Tb HD into my Dell Win7 notebook?

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#1 brian2009


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 07:12 AM

I've been reading about problems occuring when installing newer hard drives into older notebooks. I am wanting to upgrade my 250 Gb Toshiba HD with a Western Digital 1 Tb.


I was going to Clone the notebook's existing 250 Gb onto the new WD 1 Tb using an external enclosure, probably using Aomei Backupper. Then swap the old drive out and put the new one in.


I'm not sure if my notebook is set up to handle the AF (Advanced Formatting) that comes with the new 1 Tb drive (WD10JPVX), which has AF (as has been reported).


The notebook is a Dell Latitude E6410 Win 7 sp1 Pro-64 bit.


The new drive on Amazon:




A review of the WD drive bringing up the issue:




A somewhat confusing (to me) Dell web page discussing AF on 'newer' systems:




Until I read that review I thought it would be a piece of cake, but now I'm a little worried. I also have a Win XP notebook that might also run into this issue should I update it's HD in the future. This AF stuff is completely new to me.




I found this more helpful Dell AF info page:




I'll just throw in another question. I just backed up my system by creating an image of it. Will this image be useable if I install a new AF drive. I'v already ordered the new WD drive so I'm somwhat committed to getting it installed at this point.

Edited by brian2009, 22 August 2015 - 08:22 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 02:00 AM

I guess I won't have any troubles.  :lol:


I almost wish I'd never seen that review on Amazon.

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