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S20 Hard drive - maximum size?

Hi Folks - I'd like to fit 2x 2TB drives in my S20, but our IT procurement department says the computer will only support 1TB drives maximum. Is this right?

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2TB drives are supported.

 

Are you using any sort of RAID with the 2x2TB config?  There's a limitation (BIOS) that the bootable partition size can't go above 2.2TB.  So 2x2TB would be OK with a mirrored RAID1 config, but not OK with a striped RAID0 config.  This only applies to the bootable partition so if you're strictly doing a data RAID, you would be OK with either.

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Thank you for your prompt response, I now have the drives on order.

 

I'll be using them for storing and editing video data - .avi files of around 10GB in size. It's my intention to use one drive as a source and render to the other, avoiding reading and writing to the same disk as I have to do currently with the single 500GB drive fitted.

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Drives arrived yesterday and were fitted this morning. They're SATA III units, and they work fine. Smiley Happy
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