Dell XPS 435T - Largest Harddrive Supported - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - Bit

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Dell XPS 435T - Largest Harddrive Supported - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - Bit

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I purchased this computer in 04/2009 and woulld like to add a couple of 3TB drives to the system to replace an existing 1TB and 2TB drive. The boot drive is a 10,000 RPM Western Digital and the 1TB is drive D and 2TB is drive E.

 

The system has the mopst recent BIOS and WIN7 has been upadted to SP1.

 

I am looking for verification the the system will fully support the 3TB drives.

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  • I believe this article will answer most of your questions:  WD's Caviar Green 3TB HD.  It appears that the computer should handle a 3 TB drive as secondary, but requires either a UFEI BIOS or a special card to be used as a boot drive with all 3 TB accessible.

    EDIT:  I don't believe this computer has the necessary UFEI, but I could be in error.

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  • Thanks thus confirms what Western Digital, Seagate and Hitachai are posting on their websites. The 3TB drievs will not be the boot drive.

  • They call it 3 Terabyte cuz its Terribly small.

    :P

     

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  • Groan!  Stick out tongue

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  • I've been getting Western Digital Drives over Seagate because I recently purchased 2TB Seagate Drives that

    go click click click click about every minute or so.

    Never had this issue before.

    Seagate said they knew of the issue and a firmware patch would fix it.

    HOWEVER firmware did not help in this case.

    No Way I trust my data to a drive that wants to beat the heads to death.

     

     

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  • Just wanted to get this on record to help other people. It took me several hours to get the WD 3 TB working. I have Windows 7. The computer is a couple years old. Most importantly, the SATA controller is Intel AHCI. The bios does not recognize the full size of this (3 TB) HD. Neither did Windows 7 (saw it as less than 800 GB). After a few different approaches, I installed the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The F6 method was not required. After a restart, Windows saw the full disk size. Note I am not using this HD for booting (I suspect that would require a bios change).

  • 3TB Booting Requires 64 bit Bios and OS.

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  • ... on a UEFI-enabled system.

  • UEFI processor mode can be either 32-bit (x86-32, ARM) or 64-bit (x86-64 and Itanium).

    Its a Thumbs Down to MSDOS.  

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