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 Post subject: 3TB hard drive not recognized
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:26 am 
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I just finished building MPC's baseline blueprint rig minus the SSD. I am booting from the 3TB Seagate Barracuda HD and my computer only recognizes 2TB. I'm using a UEFI bios so I thought that the full drive would be recognized automatically. Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: 3TB hard drive not recognized
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:42 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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Looks like there's a lot of problems taking this route.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/28532 ... -boot-disk

You'll have to install on a GPT formatted partition, not MBR.
Try updating the firmware of the motherboard.

Here's an article on it. I doubt they're go into everything, but it's a start.


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 Post subject: Re: 3TB hard drive not recognized
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:10 am 
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I guess I should throw in: do you really need your entire C: drive to be 3TB? Why not size it down to something more reasonable like 100-200GB?


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