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We received a new machine (Dell Precision T3600) with a PERC H310 RAID Controller.

Due to some troubles during the installation I started to read a bit about that RAID card, and I found some sources, that would state, that this card does not support 3TB.

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/w/wiki/2837.aspx

Funny enough I did not find any techsSpecs that clearly state the types of hard drives supported by this card.

We were able to configure a RAID 1 using 2 x 3TB drives. The Drives were recognized by Ubuntu and everything seams to run smooth. We did not manage to install windows so far - windows would not recognise the raid drives.

Now, as there is no clear statement available, on what has are officially supported, does anybody in this nice group now about it?

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  • The controller obviously supports above 2TB drives if you used 3 2TB drives to form a RAID array. The configuration may be OS dependent.
    – cutrightjm
    Aug 10, 2013 at 22:27
  • Thanks, yes it seems to work without problems. I just wondered, cause the information given in the dell community tells otherwise - and there are no technical specifications that clearly state it...
    – ChrisZZ
    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:44
  • The Drives were recognized by Ubuntu . The drives or the array? And did you boot from them ?
    – Hennes
    Aug 11, 2015 at 20:53

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The document referenced is old, so no mention of an H310 should be expected there, but >2TB support was planned for the H200 in that document, and the H310 is the replacement for the H200.

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This does support more than 3TB. The BIOS must be updated and then a UEFI installation of Windows 2008R2. We have installed 8 TB drives and this works great.

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