felix at crowfix
Jun 18, 2012, 7:39 AM
Post #12 of 35
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:24:58AM -0400, Michael Mol wrote:
Re: Getting around ancient SATA disk size limitations
[In reply to]
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM, pk <peterk2 [at] coolmail> wrote:
> > On 2012-06-18 08:16, felix [at] crowfix wrote:
> >> I plugged two 4TB SATA drives in and the BIOS hangs trying to display the disk size.
> >>Whether it is the size itself, or from using 4K blocks, I do not know.
> > This is a bit confusing. Do you mean to say that these are 4TB internal
> > drives (3.5")? I can't find any manufacturer that manufactures this size
> > (yet)... Or is it 2x 2TB harddrives in a USB3 enclosure? There are
> > plenty of those it seems from Seagate, Western digital etc...
> "Seagate Barracuda 7200 4 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 128MB Cache
> 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive"
> It does bring to mind a question...when I went to put SATAII drives in
> a SATA box, I needed to flip a jumper on the drive so that it would
> operate at 1.5Gb/s instead of 3Gb/s. Felix, did you follow any
> analogous steps for the 4TB drives?
I don't remember seeing any jumpers at all. I'll take another look when I get back there.
> (Cripes, that's a lot of data. One drive, bigger than any of my
> aggregate volumes.)
I remember buying a 330MB ATA drive for $300 and being amazed it was
less than $1/MB. These were $299 at Fry's, 10 cents per GB. Don't
know what I'll do with 8TB but I am sure it will fill up sooner rather
than later. If nothing else, I'll snapshot the system files every
night and take a year to fill it up.
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