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Im looking at upgrading one of my hard drives to a Western Digitial 6TB Black. This will not be my mine hard drive. Just music, movies etc... I'm currently using a Asus P5W DH-Deluxe mobo. I believe I have a limit of 2TB per drive that can be used.

 
My questions is: Can i still use this new drive up to 2TB with my current setup (until i upgrade my pc in 8 months or so?)

                              If I put this new drive in a new pc will then show 6TB(5.5TB) without formatting?
 
 
 
Old Motherboard: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
 
Thanks for the help!

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There might be bios update that would let the hd work, if not use a newer mb and partition the hd into 3 2tb partitions and see what happens.

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The 2 TB limit probably only applies to booting from it. I'd bet it shows up full size in Windows.

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The 2 TB limit probably only applies to booting from it. I'd bet it shows up full size in Windows.

 

 

What he said

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Aren't 3TB and 6TB drives pretty unreliable?

 

Though :thumbsup: to your motherboard because I used to have one of those lol

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