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Hard disk tb maximum

I wanna buy 2-4 TB HDD for my PC but is my motherboard capable of taking the load of 4tb hdd internal pls reply need urgent answer

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Normally you wouldn't have problem with 2TB. The problem is beyond that.

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SOURCE: sir,i have install 3 sata

Do extensive diagnostic tests:

1. Set BIOS to default settings and do not use overclock settings, check.
2. Memory test, download ISO image, burn it onto cd and boot from it.
If memory fails after several hours testing: Replace memory
3. Flash the latest (original)[beta] BIOS version.
4. Connect just one (1) harddisk and test for longer time. *
5. Add second harddisk and test for longer time. *
6. Add third harddisk and test for longer time. *

* If connecting or adding harddisk leads to freezes, exchange that harddisk and retest.

Posted on Sep 25, 2011

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SOURCE: Gigabyte GA-8I915ME-G Motherboard + 1 TB WD HDD

Insert the SATA and Power connector, enter the BIOS and ensure that SATA 2.0 controller is enabled.

Now boot into Windows and click control panel.
Double click Administrative tools and double click Computer Management.
Left on screen: Select Disk Management under the heading, storage.

Here is where the hard drive should be detected. If not present click action, followed by refresh.

Now select your new drive and format it using NTFS.

Take care!
damnor01

Posted on Jun 07, 2012

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Hello here is the homepage:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3505#dl

The mainboard does not have a limit for the harddrive size.
But the windows system sometimes have a limit especially windows xp.
A new sata driver or a bios upgrade is sometimes needed when you add a big harddrive.
Note: take care not to flash the bios with a wrong one if needed.
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Insert the SATA and Power connector, enter the BIOS and ensure that SATA 2.0 controller is enabled.

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