Hard drives and Motherboard Compatibility

  1. JeneM's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64bit build 14393
       #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?
      My Computer

  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,801
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #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.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #3

    You can always try it, but if it's not on your list, I wouldn't recommend it.
      My Computer

  4. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 3,661
    Win 10 X64 Pro 21H1 19043.964
       #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.
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:41.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums