[kwlug-disc] Linux and 3TB?

Unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Jan 5 21:32:30 EST 2011

Any chance you're confusing USB 3 with 3TB?

i.e. I can see needing a USB 3 card to get the max speed out of a USB 3 /
3 TB hard drive, to get the max speed out of it. And it wouldn't surprise
me that nothing less than PCIe could keep up to USB 3.

Sorry, now I'm mixing things up - replace all instances of USB 3 above
with SATA 3 ...

> Anyone using 3TB harddisk on Linux?
> Do you have to use any special PCIe card or vendor supplied drivers?
> Is the disk on SATA port or USB port?
> Specs for WD 3TB disk says that Linux  needs special PCIe card (hinting
> that
> it's chipset issue) which ships  with the WD 3TB disk.  But, specs for
> Hitachi
> 3TB disk doesn't mention  about requiring special PCIe card, but does
> mention
> whole other things  about GUID partition table, UEFI BIOS, etc.

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