Is it posible to install 10 TB Hdd on the x58 intel chipset?

November 5, 2017 at 10:43:54
Specs: Ubuntu
Plan to use as NAS / Ubuntu Server. Looking at WD Red or Gold 10 or maybe 12 TB HDDs.

MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 6-Core 3.33 GHz LGA 1366
G.SKILL Trident+ Turbulence II 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600


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#1
November 5, 2017 at 21:09:23
As far as I know the operating system would be the limiting factor and you should not have a problem with Ubuntu/Linux server as long as you have enough SATA ports.
Stand by in case I am wrong on this (other opinions) but I think you should be fine.

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#2
November 6, 2017 at 14:09:37
Thanx Fingers, Its just some earlier mother boards had some bios limitation, This Msi Board claims to be good for 3 TB in 2010 so as you mention it is a good chance with Ubuntu all things should work. Have bounced around the net though and have not found an absolute confirmation. Still have time, have an experimental Ubuntu server test set up started on an even earlier board and cpu "Intel / msi" with wd 640s black. Slight learning curve though it is coming together. Getting better and faster with reinsall and set-up, LOL .Thanx again.

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#3
November 6, 2017 at 21:44:09
I did a little more research.
If you wanted to boot off a hard drive greater than 2TB then you need a UEFI BIOS which I do not believe your chipset supported.
If you have a smaller drive for the operating system then you can have the larger drives as storage drives.
In Windows they are supported as storage drives natively from Windows 7 and Server 2008 and as bootable as long as you have the UEFI BIOS. On Linux you should be fine for storage also so just use separate a drive for the OS to boot to at least 240GB SSD or 500GB HD and you are good.

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#4
November 7, 2017 at 05:10:07
Yes and here's the thing, having trouble with ubuntu "or mostly descriptive tutorial" using small sdd as os and 4 hdd as raid. plenty of toots say install os on raid array. Then ubuntu description reads this can be run from key drive. Prefer internal ssd and separate raid array. Will keep looking. But yes the hard disk drives look to be non compatible if used for or with an operating system. No big, still have an msi x99a gaming9 and i7-5960x had plans for as linux workstation. Still plan to figure out a server / nas for the earlier hard ware though. waist not and all that.

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#5
November 7, 2017 at 10:04:55
If you disconnect the larger drives/RAID array when you install Ubuntu then it should not care, then install/reinstall the other drives/RAID array and it should accept it for storage.
I do admit to limited experience with Linux and none really with RAID but I see no reason it will care.

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#6
November 8, 2017 at 05:20:35
Thanx Fingers, Exploring further setup options with Linux / Ubuntu likely best coarse. No problem installing U.Server on single ssd, the problem is trying to decipher, sort through, all the dated Linux help and tutorials, and finding those tutorials that do not assume much previous knowledge with this sort of thing. How Ever it do's look as if the MSI X99A Big Bang, "that used to be the favorite workstation" WILL STILL Live on as support to the two current work station builds now up and running. Will change coarse of inquiry to software, specifically Linux / Ubutu server. See you made best answer board, good on you. Do not Know if we actually found an answer here so can't yet justify claiming there to be a best. Thank you, read you maybe next inquiry.
p/s Found the answer on parts picker. Yes it will work with that bios on that board. And to think as often as that site had helped in the past.

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