Dimension E520 -- Maximum Internal Hard Drive Size

Disk Drives

Disk Drives
Disk Drives (Floppy, USB, HDD, CD/DVD/BD) discussion

Dimension E520 -- Maximum Internal Hard Drive Size

  • I am using two 500GB internal SATA drives in my Dimension E520.  I am thinking about replacing one or both of the drives with larger capacity units--750GB or possibly 1TB.  Do the E520 SATA controllers support larger capacity drives?  What is the maximum drive capacity, if any?  Are there other issues I should worry about?  Thanks.
  • wrbuckjr

    You should be fine, there's no limit.

    Bev.




    ===================================================
    Please don't send me questions about your system by DCF Messenger.
    Post the issue in the appropriate Board, where they will be answered.

     

    If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: Yes
    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell

  • FYI
     
    Windows XP and Vista limit any NTFS partition to 2 terabytes, so Bev is correct there is no hardware limitation, but there is a software limitation of 2 TB.
     
    I know this really does not apply these days unless you are using raid 0 or 5, but that will change soon, when the 3-10 tb drives start coming out in a few years. I can hear the complaints now.
  • momodog wrote:

    '....I can hear the complaints now....'

    So, can I.    :smileyvery-happy:     :smileyvery-happy:    :smileyvery-happy:

    Bev.   

     

    ===================================================
    Please don't send me questions about your system by DCF Messenger.
    Post the issue in the appropriate Board, where they will be answered.

     

    If my answer was helpful, please use the 'Did this answer the question' and click: Yes
    Forum Member since 2001
    I am not employed by Dell