Can my current hardware setup support a 2TB internal hard drive?

Kaashif Haja August 16, 2012
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I’m using:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7300 2.66 GHZ
  • Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family (Desktop)
  • 4GB RAM

Currently I am also using 1TB + 250GB hard drives. Does my configuration support a 2TB hard drive? Any tips?

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  1. Kaashif Haja
    August 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Thank You everyone.
    Your tips were useful!

  2. ha14
    August 16, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3tb_hard_drives.html
    The drive size limitation can be a combination of the drive controller and the system Bios

    Windows 7 received a patch, to allow 4KB native disks to be used.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018

  3. GrrGrrr
    August 16, 2012 at 3:45 am

    yes, very well supported

  4. Bruce Epper
    August 16, 2012 at 1:07 am

    The Intel 3 series express chipsets use ICH9 for the IO controller, so you should be able to use a 2TB drive without a problem as long as your system documentation states support for SATA 3.0G (sometimes called SATA II) devices.