OptiPlex 5040 SFF cannot detect 10TB HDD, but 6TB works
My new (to me) OptiPlex 5040 SFF desktop can detect a 6TB 5900rpm SATA HDD but not a 10TB 7200rpm SATA HDD (HGST HUH721010ALE604). It has the latest BIOS, and the 10TB drive's operational wattage is only 6.8W so "power supply isn't powerful enough" shouldn't be the reason. The BIOS doesn't see this drive at all. Is there a chipset limitation? If I can never get the 10TB HDD to work, would an 8TB HDD work? I just want to have as much internal storage as possible. Thanks in advance for your help. BTW, this 10TB drive works fine in a 5-year-old HP 8300 Elite minitower. I refuse to believe that HP desktops are better than Dell's!