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SATA HDD

Started by saavres, July 27, 2013, 06:02:25 pm

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saavres

Hi guys,

i want to buy a cubieboard 2. But I have a question about the SATA connector. According to the specs, the disk size can ben maximum 2TB: 'up to 2T on 2.5 SATA disk'

But can I connect a 3.5 disk (yes with external power) with a disk size of 3TB? Will he recognize the HDD?

Greetings

bradpitt

I'm also interested in the answer, as I'll also be using 3TB 3.5" SATA HDD.  Where does this 2TB limitation comes from?  ARM Linux kernel doesn't understand GPT partitions?

PedroC1999

I think Unix has issues with 4tb drives, I think their fine with 3tb

giovanni.v

Quote from: bradpitt on August 10, 2013, 06:45:09 pm
I'm also interested in the answer, as I'll also be using 3TB 3.5" SATA HDD.  Where does this 2TB limitation comes from?  ARM Linux kernel doesn't understand GPT partitions?


I'm sure GPT partition are supported on some arm targets like Tegra (even in uboot), Marvell Kirkwood and so on.
Someone shoud try to build a kernel enabling CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION (built-in, not as module) and get a proper tool like parted to see if it works attaching a large disk.