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Xserve Early 2008 HD Capacity Max.

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iRokslyd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 13, 2013 11:57 AM

What is the maximum hard drive capacity that can be installed and recognized by Snow Leopard Server on an Xserve Early 2008.  I have a 3TB HGST 73000k drive mounted in a carrier and I can only access 2.2TB of space.  Is that the limit?

Xserve, OS X Server, Snow Leopard Server
  • Don Roedl Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to iRokslyd)

    I put a 2TB drive in an XServe carrier a few months back. I could not find any official information on the upper limit that an XServe drive carrier can handle. 2TB may be the limit. One thing you could consider would be to add a PCI card for esata access such as the NewerTech PCIE6GRS. This may allow you to add the larger capacity drive to your setup. You might talk to the staff at OWC and get thier thoughts on capacity.   http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/MXPCIE6GRS/

  • Don Roedl Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to iRokslyd)

    It looks like this card may be compatible with a 2008 XServe:  http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo_sata_e4p.html

  • Don Roedl Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to iRokslyd)

    Good to think ahead. Things change so fast. The new MacPro will be nice. I did find some XServe specs in the free application 'MacTracker'. It lists the top limit for an ADC at 1TB. I guess I got lucky with the 2TB Seagate Constellation 3Gbps drive.

  • dGungadoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 4, 2014 9:01 AM (in response to iRokslyd)

    According to http://support.apple.com/kb/sp10, the largest SATA drive is 3TB:

     

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    • Three independent hot-plug drive bays with support for SATA or SAS drives; support for up to 3TB of hot-plug internal storage1,2 using the following Apple Drive Modules:
  • dsedv Calculating status...
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    Mar 11, 2014 8:50 AM (in response to dGungadoo)

    "support for up to 3TB ... using the following Apple Drive Modules:"

     

    this means 3 x 1TB in each drive bay, not 3TB in one bay

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