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Will Most External HDD Enclosures Support the Seagate 16TB HDD?

AFAIK, unless there's some sort of non-UEFI BIOS-compatible hardware used for those enclosures (which would make anything bigger than 2 TB non-accessible above that mark), you should be fine.

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Hi Everyone! Will installing a Seagate 16TB HDD in most external enclosures be OK?  Many enclosures state max storage like 8TB or 12TB. 

These are the products in questions: 

HDD:  https://www.newegg.com/seagate-ironwolf-st16000vn001-16tb/p/N82E16822184805?Item=N82E16822184805

Enclosure:  https://www.newegg.com/orico-3139c3-us-cr-enclosure/p/0VN-0003-00134?Item=9SIA1DS5R89228

Enclosure states max 8TB on Newegg but on the manufactures website it states 12TB. So I am assuming 16TB would also be fine.  Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks very much!!!

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AFAIK, unless there's some sort of non-UEFI BIOS-compatible hardware used for those enclosures (which would make anything bigger than 2 TB non-accessible above that mark), you should be fine.


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