I want to turn an old PC into a NAS, and before I go buying 3TB hard drives, I want to check if my BIOS will support these drives. This answer outlines some requirements.
- Mainboard: supports 48-bit LBA
- Disk controller: I'd use a PCI SATA interface for the SATA controller, since the mainboard doesn't have SATA; supports 48-bit LBA.
- BIOS: ... (?)
- It's a 32-bit system, but I want to use FreeNAS 8, so that should be OK I think (supports GPT)
But my mainboard/BIOS manual doesn't mention anything about max HDD size. How can I tell if this will work? Can I assume that since the mainboard supports 48-bit LBA the BIOS will also allow drives over 2.2TB? (It's a MSI MS-6380E mainboard with AMI BIOS).