Windows 10: Having troubles with 8Tb Seagate drives
I would first try changing the SATA cable. A bad data cable can cause I/O errors and incompatibilities. Then I would check in Device Manager if the SATA controller is properly installed and I would also update the drivers from manufacturer (not Microsoft) if possible. Then I would hide the relevant driver update so the OEM driver is not replaced again with the Microsoft driver.
Last thing to check, visit manufacturer's site and see specifications. Are you sure the controller can handle such large disks? It may be compatible with smaller disks (2TB, 3TB or 4TB max) but not 6TB or 8TB disks. In that case I'm afraid you have to use the Intel SATA ports.
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This must be some incompatibility with the controller. It can handle drive capacities up to a certain number (2TB or 4TB) but cannot handle larger drives. I have seen this happen in older systems that their IDE controller would not handle disks larger than 120GB. History repeats itself, it seems. Your solution is to use the drives in a USB enclosure as external, until some BIOS update enables compatibility with large disks. Or return the large disks and buy smaller instead. You could even sell your SATA controller on eBay and buy a new that you know is compatible with large disks.
EDIT: Anyone knows what are the system requirements for a single 8TB disk? I searched a little in Google, but could not find anything relevant. Is there a utility that can tell you if your controller can handle 4TB or larger disks?
Thanks, will do as you suggested. Also looking at a "2 Up" external enclosure but they tend to be pricey
Wow dint know that can happen
I got 5.5TB hdd running seem ok matherboard Asus Maximus VII Formula
have also 2 ssd drives 480gb thanks for post now i know if build some cheapo for my friends that there is an issue
I must be lucky as I have a Seagate 8TB running fine on my Gigabyte mobo from 2012.
Maybe your motherboard already supports large capacity disks, but you may need to enable it from BIOS. I recall an old setting 48-bit disk address or something. It could be a similar setting, have a careful look at all BIOS settings, read the manual.
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