Large Capacity Drives
Meeting the technological challenges of 3 TB SATA hard drive implementation.
Once again leading the way in the storage industry, WD now offers 2.5 TB and 3 TB hard drives, the world's largest capacities to date on a single drive. At such high capacities certain compatibility issues arise. There are a number of host bus adapter (HBA) and chipset vendors not currently offering drivers that support drives larger than 2.19 TB. To provide a solution for these types of compatibility issues, WD is bundling WD Caviar® Green™ 2.5 TB and 3 TB drives with an ACHI-compliant HBA that, once installed, allows the operating system to use a known driver to correctly support large capacity drives.
To understand if your system will support a hard drive with greater than 2.19 TB, consult your OS, Motherboard and USB bridge device solution providers from the list below before you attempt to install in your system. Learn more UserManual