If I am to understand, the question was “will the HGST 8tb. drive work in a desktop PC” and just like 99% of these sites no one ever just gives a straight answer. Everyone has to beat around the bush and chase rabbits. I wish someone at HGST which is now Western Digital would get off of their back side and give a straight answer.
I too would like some answers and when I call tech support I get some ■■■■■ that calls himself a tech and reads from a screen what to tell you. It’s ■■■■.
I just purchased 2 WD DC HC510 also known as the Ultrastar He10 10Tb. dirves and they don’t read correctly. Trying to get the problem solved has been impossible. They are 10Tb. drives that in the system BIOS read as 1250.1 Gb. drives and in any other software they read as 4.65 Tb. drives but nothing will touch them. Windows File Explorer does not see the drives. Disk Manager sees them but won’t do anything with them. I have tried several different kinds of partition software and they won’t do anything but see the drives as 4.65Tb. drives and won’t format, partition or even erase them. My understanding is these 2 drives came out of a RAID Box. Is it possible that they have a Digital RAID Security Signature or format on them that is preventing me from doing anything with them? I just want to get them going.
The drives are (( HGST Ultrastar He10 HUH721010ALN600 0F27502 10TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6Gb/s with “Advanced 4Kn Format” )) . Please, if you know how to fix my problem help. But if you just want to give your 2 cents worth and give me your life story, save it for another day. If I seem rude I am sorry but I’ll bet I’m not the only one that feels that way. Also, you might help the first guy in this string. "Is an Ultrastar He10 8TB 3.5-inch Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Drive plug and play compatible with his Windows 7 Desktop system? " No one cares if they are the same drive as the WD as that was not the question. Thank you for your time.