I want to buy PCIe SATA card ASmedia 1061. The description says "Support for 2 TB HDD". I would want to know does it support larger HDD's - 4 TB, 6 TB. I asked the seller, but the answer wasn't clear.
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Just get a card that does support larger than 2TB HDDs out of the box and if possible one where you can upgrade the firmware from. See that little 8 pin chip next to the larger square chip? That's where the firmware is stored. I'm sure it's a just out of the box firmware that ASmedia released when they brought the "1061" to the market. Most sellers are just box pushers and they have no clue on what they are selling or than "it sells" .
Seemingly the 1061 does support firmware upgrade (as well as later Asmedia chips/cards):
- Option Rom support through 64K Byte SPI flash
differences seem more into different (more) features of the SATA standard implemented in later chips.
As a side note, having the possibility to flash a new firmware is a good thing as long as such firmware actually exists/is available AND is supported AND is documented, for Asmedia it is not that easy, and it may well brick the thingy, available files are "unofficial", *like*:
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