Many SATA to USB adapters list a maximum supported size such as 4TB, 10TB, etc. Why?
Here are possible reasons I've thought of:
- Higher capacity drives require more power (especially startup power to overcome the inertial mass of the platters) (why not list the power requirement instead?)
- Higher capacity drives require some address scheme which isn't supported by the adapter's firmware.
What is the most common reason?
Is an adapter rated for 4TB likely to work with an 8TB drive?