I posted quite a few weeks in the past about an incorrect studying of my 4TB arduous drive by diskpart (in addition to by software program like HD Sentinel) the place it was studying my Exhausting Drive capability as lower than it needs to be, regardless that Home windows Disk Administration lists the right 4TB measurement.
I now suppose I’ve lastly discovered what the issue is being attributable to. The next web site says that the Intel Speedy Storage Know-how Raid controller that’s utilized by my PC would not help Disk Drives past 2.2 TeraBytes (TB)
“Quite than minimize off the capability at 2.2TB, the limitation expresses itself as the rest above 2.2TB. In different phrases, the motive force causes the Home windows working to see a 3TB drive as 746.52 GiB (or 800GB).”
The BIOS is itemizing my 4TB HD as 1.8TB, so 2.2TB much less. Which additionally matches up with the ‘precise’ sizes talked about in diskpart (3762 GB – 1678 GB = 2048GB).
“For disk drives past 2.2TB, the correct stage of Intel RST driver needs to be v10.1 or increased.”
I’ve RST v9.5 put in. I’ve been to the Dell web site, Intel web site and tried updating the motive force from system supervisor they usually all say I’m utilizing the newest model.
I additionally learn, “Intel® Speedy Storage Know-how (Intel® RST) model 9.6 and newer helps 4k sector disks if the system helps 512 byte emulation (512e). Intel® RST doesn’t help 4k native sector measurement units.”. My arduous drive is utilizing 4K (4096 bytes) sector sizes and is not reporting it incorrectly, but it surely would not sound perfect!
So, is there anything I can set up or replace to rectify this as I can not seem to set up the model of RST that I would like?
The arduous drive appears to be operating okay, I’ve run numerous SMART assessments, ChkDsk and so on. and all report it as being healthly. May I encounter an issue when it reaches 2TB of information used (at present I’ve used 1.8TB) or is it a whole unknown as to what it’s going to do?
Or has anybody acquired any concepts on anything I can do wanting buying a brand new motherboard and with it processor, case and RAM?
Edit so as to add some PC specs in case they assist:
Dell XPS 8100
Home windows 7 (64-bit)
Intel H57 Chipset
Intel® ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/5 Sequence/3400 Sequence SATA RAID Controller
Intel Speedy Storage Know-how 188.8.131.527
Drives operating SATA II (300MB/s)
Edited by imawheel, In the present day, 02:29 PM.