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Well, this forum is for the support of Intel's Desktop Board products, but I can answer your questions...
First of all, Shark Bay is the code name for platforms that utilize a Haswell (4th generation Intel Core) processor and a Lynx Point (8 Series - Z87, H87, Q87, B85) chipset (PCH). Every OEM and ODM out there - HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Foxconn, etc. and etc. and etc. - produced such platforms (desktop and mobile). Bottom line, it wasn't just Intel.
The answer to your actual question can be complex. By the time that Shark Bay platforms were being produced, almost every BIOS vendor was producing UEFI-compliant BIOSs. If the BIOS is UEFI-compliant, it has support for hard drives that are 3TB or larger in size, so handling a 2TB drive is not an issue. There is a "but", however. Some of the OEMs implement white lists in their BIOS. That is, their BIOS will only support a specific set of add-ons (networking adapters, memory DIMMs, HDD/SSD/SSHD drives. etc.). The only people who can tell you whether this laptop's BIOS implements a white list (and what is in this white list) are the folks who produced it, namely Lenovo. Bottom line, I would get back on the phone with them and tell them they need to get you the answer...
Hope this helps,
Thank you Scott, I greatly appreciate your quick and informative response. It definitely answers my question, I will contact Lenovo for sure.
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I’m totally agree with Scott the only people who can tell you whether this laptop's BIOS implements a white list are the folks who produced it.
I checked with Lenovo Tech support again, they were totally useless, they still did not know. She had to ask other techs, they could only tell me what the system was configured for. They said the max config for the Bios was 1TB because that was the max config of the model, but were not really sure and call Best Buy they would know for sure. I asked who made the motherboard and BIOS and they did not know. So, I talked to 2 Geek Squad techs, online chat, and they both said it would handle a 2TB HDD. Therefore I will be installing a 2TB HDD.
Thank you for the very informative information. I do appreciate it.