Question Wondering if my motherboard will be compatible with new 4 TB WD Blue Internal HDD.

Jan 18, 2019
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Hi there,

I have a P8H61-M (LGA 1155) Motherboard that has four SATA 2 (3GB) ports, two of which are occupied at the moment(one by the CD/DVD disk drive and the other by the 1TB internal hard drive).

I was hoping to purchase a new WD Blue 4TB internal hard drive and install it inside the case of my PC so that I will have a total of 5TB of storage.
When installing the new HDD I was hoping to connect it to one of the remaining two SATA 2 (3GB) ports but I'm just wondering will the WD Blue hard drive be compatible with my SATA 2 ports?

Any helpful information would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Brendan
 
Jan 18, 2019
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Thanks for the response. I've been told on Amazon answers(on the WD Blue item listing) that "I will need to convert the WD Blue HDD to GPT when I format to be able to use all 4TB if I am are using Windows".

Does anyone know what is meant by this? I looked up GPT on Youtube and it seems to be related to hard drive partitioning but I don't fully understand how it related to the 4TB WD Blue drive.
 

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