Hard drives and Motherboard Compatibility

  1. JeneM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64bit build 14393
       15 Sep 2016 #1

    Hard drives and Motherboard Compatibility

    I have an Asus Z170M-E D3 and a Hardware compatibility list that I downloaded from Asus.com. My 3TB WD EZRZ isn't on that list. Does that mean I can't or shouldn't use it?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       15 Sep 2016 #2

    Very possibly, have heard of issues with older or slightly older BIOSes not supporting 3TB and larger drives. You can only give it a try or maybe check with ASUS for a BIOS update.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       16 Sep 2016 #3

    You can always try it, but if it's not on your list, I wouldn't recommend it.
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  4. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1809 17763.55
       16 Sep 2016 #4

    If it's not on the list, it means that Asus hasn't tested it with the board. That is pretty much meaningless for standard SATA drives; Asus doesn't test most of the drives on the market.

    However, there are some WD60 drives on the compatibility list. These are 6GB drives. Your 3GB drive will work just fine.
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