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HDD COMPATIBILITY LIST

Instek Digital video-recorders and archive servers support the following hard-drives. For more detailed information on the specific hard-drivers please visit the manufacturers website.

Capacity Manufacturer Series Model Interface Host1 RAID2 DAS3 IP SAN4
2 TB HGST Ultrastar7K2 HUS722T2TALA604 SATA Yes No No No
2 TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724020ALA640 SATA Yes Yes No No
2 TB HGST Ultrastar7K6000 HUS726020ALE610 SATA Yes No No Yes5
2 TB Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0011 SATA Yes Yes No No
2 TB Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0024 SATA Yes Yes No No
2 TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST2000NM0033  SATA Yes Yes No Yes
2 TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST2000NM0053 SATA Yes Yes No No
2 TB Seagate SV35 Series  ST2000VX000 SATA Yes No No No
2 TB Seagate SkyHawk ST2000VX008 SATA Yes No No No
2 TB Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba Desktop HDD DT01ACA200  SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba P300 Desktop HDWD120AZSTA SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba P300 Desktop HDWD120EZSTA SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba P300 Desktop HDWD120UZSVA SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba E300 Desktop HDWD120XZSTA SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba Enterprise Cloud HDD MC04ACA200E SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Toshiba Surveillance MD03ACA200V SATA Yes No No Yes
2 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG04ACA200E SATA Yes No Yes No
2 TB Western Digital WD Re WD2000FYYZ SATA Yes Yes No Yes
3 TB HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 HDS723030ALA640 SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 HDS723030BLE640 SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 SED  ST3000NM0053 SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST3000NM0033  SATA Yes Yes No Yes
3 TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST3000NM0053 SATA Yes Yes No No
3 TB Seagate SV35 ST3000VX000 SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Seagate Surveillance ST3000VX002 SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Seagate Surveillance HDD ST3000VX002 SATA Yes No No Yes
3 TB Seagate SkyHawk ST3000VX010 SATA Yes No No No
3 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MC04ACA300E SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Toshiba Surveillance MD03ACA300V SATA Yes No No Yes
3 TB Toshiba Surveillance MD03ACA400V SATA Yes No No Yes
3 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG03ACA300 SATA Yes Yes Yes Yes
3 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG04ACA300E SATA Yes No Yes No
3 TB Western Digital WD Re WD3000FYYZ SATA Yes Yes No Yes
4 TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724040ALA640 SATA Yes Yes Yes No
4 TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724040ALE640 SATA Yes Yes Yes No
4 TB HGST Ultrastar7K6000 HUS726040ALE610 SATA Yes No No Yes5
4 TB Seagate Makara ST4000NM0024 SATA Yes Yes No Yes
4 TB Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0033 SATA Yes Yes No Yes
4 TB Seagate Surveillance HDD ST4000VX000 SATA Yes No No Yes
4 TB Seagate Surveillance ST4000VX000-1F4168 SATA Yes No Yes No
4 TB Seagate SkyHawk ST4000VX007 SATA Yes No No No
4 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MC04ACA400E SATA Yes No Yes No
4 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG04ACA400E SATA Yes No Yes No
4 TB Western Digital WD Re WD4000FYYZ SATA Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 TB HGST Ultrastar7K6000 HUS726050ALE610 SATA Yes No No Yes5
5 TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity ST5000NM0024 SATA Yes Yes No No
5 TB Seagate Surveillance HDD ST5000VX0001 SATA Yes No No No
5 TB Toshiba X300 Desktop HDWE150AZSTA SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba X300 Desktop HDWE150EZSTA SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba X300 Desktop HDWE150UZSVA SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba X300 Desktop HDWE150XZSTA SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MC04ACA500E SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba Client HDD MD04ACA500 SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG04ACA500E SATA Yes No Yes No
5 TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG04ACA50DE SATA Yes No Yes No
6 TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728060ALE600 SATA Yes No No Yes5
6 TB HGST Ultrastar7K6000 HUS726060ALE610 SATA Yes No No Yes5
6 TB Seagate Makara ST6000NM0024 SATA Yes Yes No Yes
6 TB Seagate Surveillance ST6000VX0001 SATA Yes No No No
6 TB Seagate SkyHawk ST6000VX0023 SATA Yes No No No
6TB HGST Ultrastar 7K6000 HUS726060ALE610 SATA Yes No Yes No
6TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity ST6000NM0024 SATA Yes No Yes No
6TB Toshiba Enterprise HDD MG04ACA600E SATA Yes No Yes No
8 TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728080ALE600 SATA Yes No Yes Yes5

*1. Host refers to drives connected to the system directly. (Non-RAID configuration)
*2. RAID refers to drives connected to the system directly. Firmware (5.12.00.016) update might be needed. (RAID configuration)
*3. DAS refers to drives connected to SAS external storage.
*4. IP SAN refers to drives connected to ISCSI external storage.
*5. Single controller model only.

This supporting list is based on MegaRAID 9260 cards - if you are still utilizing 3-Ware 9750 card - please check the following link 3-Ware 9750

(Note: I/O performance depends on the types of hard-drives used. Different models might result in performance increase of up to 50% over models not in the recommendation list.)

IMPORTANT: All disks within a single storage pool must meet the following requirements:

- Same manufacturer
- Same rotational speed
- Same capacity

Mixed disk configurations may result in unpredictable device behavior and will not be supported. If you need technical assistance - please be prepared to backup your data and remove any unsupported drives or configurations.

Update: 07/09/2016