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HDD-related FAQs

Available storage drives: 7 - 9.5 - 12.5 - 15 mm

CategoryModelMax. height of drive
XPC slimDS61, DS81, DS81L, DS87, DH110, DH110SE, DH170, DQ17012.5 mm
XS35 Series9.5 mm
XS36 Series9.5 mm
DX3012.5 mm
XH619.5 mm
XH61V, XH81, XH81V, XH97V, XH110, XH110V, XH170V9.5 mm lower bay
12.5 mm upper bay
DS47, DS407T, DS437, DS437T, DS57U Series, DS67U Series12.5 mm
XPC nanoNC01U Series, NS01A, NS02A, NS02E7 mm
NC02U Series15 mm
XPC all-in-oneX50V2, X50V2 Plus9.5 mm
X50V3, X50V3L, X50V4, X50V5, X70S, X70M12.5 mm
XPC accessoriesPHD39.5 mm

To make a large-size HDD one partition under Windows, please change the partition style from MBR to GPT in Disk Management as shown in the below picture.

The old Windows partition style MBR only supports up to 2 TB per partition, however the newer standard, called GPT (GUID Partition Table), supports up to 18 EB.

Old legacy BIOSes won't support bootable HDDs in GPT mode and require the BIOS to be EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) instead.

:!: Note: Shuttle adapted the EFI standard from SH61R4, SH67H3/H7, SZ68R5 and all other successors.

The below table shows the compatibility with large-size HDDs under Windows: (All most recent Windows versions).

OSPlatformBoot from GPT with Legacy BIOSBoot from GPT with EFITo be a data disk
Windows XP32-Bit
Windows Vista32-Bit
Windows 732-Bit
  • Last modified: 2017/01/24 08:51
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