WD Compatibility Summary

WD Drive Models: WD6400AAKS, WD5000ABYS, WD5000AAKS, WD4000ABYS, WD4000AAKS, WD3200ABYS, WD3200AAKS, WD2500ABYS, WD2500AAKS, WD1600ABYS, WD1600AAKS The chipsets, host adapters, and RAID controllers listed below have been tested with WD drives for data integrity, interoperability, and compatibility, and any special conditions observed are noted in the comments section of the list below. WD makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the compatibility, performance or reliability of these products. For technical support, visit support.wdc.com .

Manufacturer
3Ware

Model
8500 9500s 9550x 9590se 9650SE 1420sa 2410sa 2420sa 1430SA 1220SA SAS RAID 48300 SAS RAID 44300 SAS RAID 58300 SAS RAID 4805SAS SAS RAID 4805SAS SAS 31605 SAS 31205 (31605 family) SAS 3085 ARC-1210 ARC-1220 ARC-1230 ARC-1260 ARC-1280D-X8 SB400 southbridge SB450 southbridge BC4852 1540 1820a 2220 2310 2320 3220 82801er southbridge (ich5r) 82801fr southbridge (ich6r) ICH6R 82801gr southbridge (ich7r) 82801hr southbridge (ich8r) ESB2 southbridge SRCS14L jm20330 jm20337 jm20339 jmb363 150-6/4 300-8X 3041E-R 3041X-R 3080X-R 3081E-R 3801E 3801X Megaraid SAS 8308ELP Megaraid SAS 8344ELP Megaraid SAS 8480e MegaRAID SAS 8204ELP MegaRAID SAS 8204XLP MegaRAID SAS 8208ELP MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP MegaRAID SAS 84016E MegaRAID SAS 8704ELP MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP nForce 550 nForce 570 Ultra nForce 590 SLI nForce3 250 nForce4 SLI nForce4 Ultra

Device Type
RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset RAID Adapter SATA to USB SATA to USB SATA to USB Onboard Host RAID Adapter RAID Adapter Host Bus Adapter Host Bus Adapter Host Bus Adapter Host Bus Adapter Host Bus Adapter Host Bus Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter RAID Adapter Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset Motherboard Chipset

Interface Type
SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SAS SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s

Firmware
v7.7.1 v9.3.04 v9.3.07 v9.3.07 v2019 v8205 v9194

BIOS Date**

Model Number

Adaptec

v1729

v9160

Areca

ATI Broadcom Highpoint Technologies

3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s

v1.41.60524 v1.41.60524 v1.41.60524

5/13/2005 10/7/2005 v rc-2102006044.3 v2.05s v1.18 v1.05 v1.03 v1.04 4/23/2003 2/21/2005 5/4/2005 7/20/2006 6/23/2006 v2.42.02-r07a

MSI RS480M2-IL ECS KA1-MVP 1.0

Intel

MSI 875P Neo-LSR MSI 925XE Neo ASUS P5GD2-X ASUS P5WD2 Premium ABIT AB9 PRO SUPERMICRO X7DVL-E

Jmicron

7/20/2006 v713r v814d

ABIT AB9 PRO

fw1.15.00/bios6.08.00 fw1.15.00/bios6.08.00

LSI Logic

v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 v5.0.1.0041 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 5/12/2006 6/15/2006 6/14/2006 5/2/2006 11/26/2004 4/18/2006 MSI K9N-Neo-F ASUS M2N-E ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe EPOX EP-8KDA3 Plus ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE EPOX 9NPA + Ultra

Nvidia

WD Compatibility Summary
WD Drive Models: WD6400AAKS, WD5000ABYS, WD5000AAKS, WD4000ABYS, WD4000AAKS, WD3200ABYS, WD3200AAKS, WD2500ABYS, WD2500AAKS, WD1600ABYS, WD1600AAKS The chipsets, host adapters, and RAID controllers listed below have been tested with WD drives for data integrity, interoperability, and compatibility, and any special conditions observed are noted in the comments section of the list below. WD makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the compatibility, performance or reliability of these products. For technical support, visit support.wdc.com .

Manufacturer
Oxford Semi Pacific Digital

Model

Device Type

Interface Type
SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA SATA 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 1.5 Gb/s 3 Gb/s

Firmware
v3.09 v2.0.70.24 v2.6.0.9 v2.5.0.3115 v2.00.0.31 v2.5.1.3115 1.00.0.21 2.00.01.25 v1.00.0.33 v1.00.0.36 v1.00.0.37 v2.9.0.22 v2.9.0.22 v2.9.0.22

BIOS Date**

Model Number

OXU921S SATA to USB Talon ZL4-150 RAID Adapter FastTrak S150 SX4 RAID Adapter FastTrak SX4100 RAID Adapter FastTrak TX2200 RAID Adapter FastTrak TX2300 RAID Adapter FastTrak TX 4302 RAID Adapter FastTrak TX4310 RAID Adapter PDC20376 Onboard Host Promise PDC20779 Onboard Host SATA 150tx2+ RAID Adapter SATA300 tx4302 Host Bus Adapter SATAII150 SX8 Host Bus Adapter SuperTrak ex16350 RAID Adapter SuperTrak EX8300 RAID Adapter SuperTrak EX8350 RAID Adapter 3726 5-port multiplier Onboard Host 4723 2-port storage processor Onboard Host 3114 RAID Adapter Silicon Image 3124 RAID Adapter 3132 RAID Adapter 3512 RAID Adapter 964 southbridge Motherboard Chipset 965 southbridge Motherboard Chipset SIS 965L southbridge Motherboard Chipset 1697 southbridge Motherboard Chipset M1573 southbridge Motherboard Chipset ULI M1575 southbridge Motherboard Chipset VT6420 southbridge Onboard Host VT8237R southbridge Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8251 southbridge Motherboard Chipset ** BIOS date listed if available from Manufacturer *** This chipset can be applied to motherboard as an on-board host or to an add-in
2579-701239-A01 Jan 2008

4/6/2004 4/25/2005

MSI 655 MAX-FISR GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Royal

5/9/2005 11/17/2005 v5.3.14 v6.3.18 v7.2.20 v4.2.79 9/14/2004 7/25/2005 10/2/2006 5/30/2006 3/2/2005 4/14/2006 8/24/2004 11/28/2003 12/6/2005

MSI P4N Diamond MSI K8NGM2-L

2.21

GIGABYTE GA-8S661FXM ECS PF88 Extreme Rev 1.0 ASUS A8S-X ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2 ASUS P5RD1-V ASUS A8R32-MVP DELUXE BIOSTAR K8NHA Pro ABIT VT7 ASUS A8V-MX VER 1.0

PCI or PCIe card. These chipsets were tested as an on-board host on a motherboard.

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