Support for hard drives > 2 TB?

Sam Fourman Jr. sfourman at
Fri Dec 3 12:47:10 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 6:00 AM, Thomas Mueller
<mueller6724 at> wrote:
> Can FreeBSD be successfully installed, and run, on all or part of a hard drive > 2 TB?  Sector size would be 4 KB, though I think the hard-drive firmware can make sector size look like 512 bytes.  I know fdisk can handle up to 2 TB; this limit is not just for BSD but Linux too.
> Western Digital has come out with a SATA hard drive of 3 TB.
> Tom

just curious if there is a 3TB disk that is NOT green.. I can only
find the green version on


Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks

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