XPS 435 t/9000 Max size of the hard drive?

Hello

I have a XPS 435 t/9000.

I currently have two, 1 to SATA HDD and need for additional storage space.

There is a 3rd available Bay, a connector available on the motherboard and the power available.

Reference Dell tells me the motherboard is a Microstar International X501H and the motherboard will limit myself to a 1 TB drive.

HOWEVER, I found several online vendors that sell to larger capacity of disks and state that they will work on this machine.

I will ONLY use the 3rd disc as a data reader and will not boot from it.

Can someone tell me DEFINITELY HARD drive supported (data only mode) via the connector on the motherboard.

IN ADDITION,.

Are there options to add a new HARD disk controller to an expansion slot?  (I have no slots half remaining due to other small improvements).  I need all THE details on what I did not research on this yet.

Thank you very much!

INTEL RST less than 10.1 DOES NOT support greater than 2 TB.

Intel RST RAID DOES NO more than Volumes Raid 2 to support.

You cannot use the last 11 12 13 14 versions of INTEL RST with older Chipsets.

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