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Thread: GA-790FXTA-UD5 and 3TB HD, should I avoid it and stick with 2TB?




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    Default GA-790FXTA-UD5 and 3TB HD, should I avoid it and stick with 2TB?

    I need to update the Backup HD on my Home Server, I'm running a 2TB as my main HD and I do Backups to multiple drives as I don't have a single drive with the proper capacity.

    I'm looking at getting another 2TB drive, but see for $40 more I can get a 3TB but know I might have an issue. I don't see a bios update for my board that will get me the required support. so should I save myself the headache and just stick with getting a 2TB drive?

    let me know your thoughts.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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    Default Re: GA-790FXTA-UD5 and 3TB HD, should I avoid it and stick with 2TB?

    or what if I go with (2) 1.5TB drives in a RAID0? would I still have an issue with the 2.2TB cap with this board? would the RAID have an issue with that or is the issue only with single 3TB drives?

    Vin

    EDIT: I'd also like to add this 3TB drive will be a secondary drive and not an OS drive... should I still have concern?
    Last edited by Vinster; 10-18-2012 at 10:37 AM.
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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