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PERC 6 with SATA drives larger than 2TB

Last response: in Storage
January 25, 2011 2:48:39 PM

I have several systems with various versions or the PERC 6 RAID controller - 6i and 6/E both integrated and as expansion cards.

Is there any way to get them to recognize the full capacity of a SATA hard drive larger than 2TB? I have some 3TB SATA drives but all of the PERC 6 controllers only recognize them as 2TB capacity. I have the latest firmware, BIOS, and drivers.

I found this article about the H700 & H800 controllers, but it says nothing about any of the PREC controllers:

Any help or advice or a link to anything from Dell stating whether or not this is even on their radar would be appreciated.
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January 25, 2011 6:24:32 PM

mtmazzitello said:
I have the latest firmware, BIOS, and drivers.

If none of these resolved the problem, then you are probably out of luck, sorry.
February 21, 2012 3:56:17 AM

I have the same issue with my perc 6e and drives larger than 2TB.

I found this page:

which indicates that the H700, H800, and maybe H200 support 3TB drives. I hope DELL adds this support to the PERC 6 line as well, for drives in excess of 2TB.
February 21, 2012 1:20:57 PM

Yes I did buy a H800 some time ago and have verified that it does recognize the full 3TB of the drives that I have in my Power Vault.

No luck yet with Perc 6 yet, it still recognizes the drives but thinks they are 2T even if the drive itself is larger. Maybe they will come out with a firmware or something for these.