Closed Dell Optiplex 745 - support for 2 TB hard drives Tags: Hard Drives Support Optiplex Dell Storage Last response: December 29, 2011 12:40 PM in Storage Share pdm_239 December 7, 2011 12:11:12 PM I have a Dell Optiplex 745 and I would like to install a couple of 2 TB SATA hard drives. Does anyone know if the BIOS will support that installation? Thanks in advance. More about : dell optiplex 745 support hard drives WyomingKnott a c 289 G Storage December 7, 2011 12:18:13 PM Read the manual or just try it. Here's a similar thread that had happy results: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom... Score 0 bourgeoisdude December 7, 2011 12:33:11 PM This model came out before support for drives over 2TB was common, but it has had several updates since then. While the bios updates do not specifically say, I recommend updating to the latest bios version first: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDeta... Score 0 Related resources Can a 2 tb sata hard drive be installed on optiplex 745 - Forum Dell Optiplex 745 and 4TB SATA Hard disk - Forum How to change my Hard Drive to ACHI in Dell Optiplex 745 - Forum C2D E8400 on an old Dell optiplex 745 SFF MOBo - Forum Dell Optiplex 745 W/Core 2 1.86 cpu - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pdm_239 December 7, 2011 12:40:18 PM I DID read the manual and I talked to Dell via web chat but the best I can come up with from them is a max recommended drive size of 750 Gb. All I'm trying to find out is whether someone here has experience with a similar situation before I invest several hundred dollars in a couple of 2 TB drives. Score 0 pdm_239 December 7, 2011 4:13:31 PM Yes, the latest BIOS would be a given. I went thru the changes for each version of the BIOS and the only mention of HD support I could find mentioned support for 500 Gb hard drives. Score 0 pdm_239 December 9, 2011 9:14:04 AM Anybody? Score 0 Best solution pdm_239 December 19, 2011 9:21:29 AM I'm happy to report that the 2 TB drives ARE recognized by the system. Share jsc a b G Storage December 29, 2011 12:39:43 PM Best answer selected by jsc. Score 0 jsc a b G Storage December 29, 2011 12:40:00 PM This topic has been closed by Jsc Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDell OptiPlex 745 - Stock Cooling suitability for Core2 Q6700? Forum SolvedWill my motherboard support 1 tb / 2 tb hard drive? Forum Does a Dell Optiplex 745 support AHCI? Forum Dell Optiplex 745 SFF Supported Processor Forum SolvedDell optiplex gx620 2nd hard drive xp can\'t see it? Forum Dell Optiplex 745 D3.4GHz L2-4M 4G memory Forum Best Video Card!! Dell Optiplex 745 SFF 2.8Ghtz Dual DDR2 4GB Ram Forum Dell Optiplex 740 2nd hard drive formatting issue Forum How to change SATA hard drive to ACHI Optiplex 745 Forum SolvedDoes my motherboard support the 1TB Hard drive I want? Forum SolvedDell optiplex gx620 hard drive Forum SolvedRegistration of WD RE4 and SAS 2TB Drives on Dell 690 Forum SolvedBest Hard Drive for a Dell Optiplex 620? Forum Solved4tb hard drive vs 2x2tb hard drives Forum SolvedDoes my motherboard support the 1TB Hard drive I want? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !