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LIS 8888ELP support 4tb Hgst drives?

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I just picked up 8 x 4TB HGST drives for pretty cheap $170each :) I want a to know if an LSI 8888ELP will support them or will it only show up at 2TB volumes?

Thanks for any help!

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I just picked up 8 x 4TB HGST drives for pretty cheap $170each :) I want a to know if an LSI 8888ELP will support them or will it only show up at 2TB volumes?

Thanks for any help!

That price is amazing

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/C17F42782AA50DCC882579D7007C4B29/$file/US7K4000CompatGuide_ver1.0.pdf

According the HGST compatibility list, that LSI will work won't support capacities larger than 2.2GB. There might be a firmware update if you check with LSI.

(The Adaptec 6805E is fairly inexpensive and would let you set up a 16TB RAID 10 array.)

Edited by dietrc70

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There might be a firmware update if you check with LSI.

The LSI 1078 controller chip on that card will not support capacities greater than 2.2TB. There is no firmware fix. I tried using that card with 3TB drives.

Edited by BigXor

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