Hi and thanks for reading this post.
After 3 days of googling, tired and hungry, can someone please help me find an answer to this problem
I have a compaq presario cq61 330sa running win 7 starter, with a 2,2 ghz cpu, 3 gigs ram, amd system, and have purchased a 3tb seagate hdd connected via external usb.
It reads 746gb in disc manager initalised as gpt. I have tried the drive in 3 different usb enclosurers but all the same even my xp desktop states 746gb.
Seagate told me to update my Intel rst driver, but Intel's said it had no drivers compatiable with my system.
I have run windows update and installed everything microsoft has to offer, also installed the latest Amd catalyst control centre which installed the latest drivers for my hardware (I made sure the usb was plugged in and running) but no change in the seagate drive it still reads 746gb.
In disc management the driver for the 3tb drive is still 6.1.7600.16385 (rtm 090713-1255) dated 2006, which has not changed at all from any of the updating.
The hard drive seller stated 3 tb drives only work with ahci bios for booting, they should be fine for usb storage.
Any advice would be very gratefully appreciated.
Thank you. John.