Question Are there hardware/software requirements to be able to use a greater than 2TB External HDD?

crazyfool123

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I'm aware about compatibility issues with Internal HDDs higher than 2TB (require UEFI and GPT iirc).

I'm planning to buy a 5TB External HDD. But some of the machines I intend to use this on do not have UEFI boards.

Are there hardware/software requirements to be able to use a >2TB External HDD?

Thanks.
 

popatim

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If you aren't planning on removing the drive andinstalling it as an internal then you won't have an issue. USB doesn't have the same issue since it's not using the motherbd controller. You might want to format it as exfat for greater compatibility between various OS's.
 

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