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xserve update drives, which 3 or 4Tb drive works?

720 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 9:27 PM by MrNobody13 RSS
Gerard Dirks Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Sep 25, 2012 12:09 AM



We have an Xserver from 2007 with one 1Tb Seagate ST31000340NS Drive & 2 pcs 2 Tb Hitachi HUA723020ALA640


This Server runs an an Filemaker Server App


Now we want to replace those 3 drive with new ones in the Size of 3 or 4 Tb


Has someone experience which drive are working. I reminder this xserve is very critical. In the past it doesn't recognize WD drives





Modell-Identifizierung:          Xserve1,1

  Prozessortyp:          Dual-Core Intel Xeon

  Prozessorgeschwindigkeit:          2 GHz

  Anzahl der Prozessoren:          2

  Gesamtzahl der Kerne:          4

  L2-Cache (pro Prozessor):          4 MB

  Speicher:          12 GB

  • MrNobody13 Calculating status...

    The problem is, depending on the OS version your are running, you probably won't be able to recognize anything larger than 2.2TB.  I have an Xserve 2,1 and I can't get anything larger than 2.2 TB yet.  I can't even partition 1Tb and 2TB on a 3TB drive.  WD and Seagate no go.  My understanding it is a hardware limitation.  My MacPro has no issues recognizing any size drive. 




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