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Has anyone manage to install a 3tb boot drive?

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#1 Dissension


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

I bought a 3tb hdd and I failed miserably trying to install it. I had the ASUS UEFI, a 64bit windows 7, and I converted the disk to MBR to GBP via diskpart. But it still suffered with the legacy problem.

The HDD split in to three. One for Windows, Second was 7xxgb unanoccated, and the rest was for drive c.

It drove me insane, and finally I bought a dif hdd to act as a boot drive and the 3tb as storage. I should of planned it better and use multiply hdd from the start.

If the 3tb was installed I think i would loose 700gb.

Still....... It was an extremely frustrating matter I can never solved. Curious if anyone else manage to make it work.

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:36 PM

Odd, usually windows allocates the boot drive to Drive C: what other hardware are you using? The hard drive should just work fine-instead of using third party partitioners, just install the hard drive into the computer (remove all others for sake of simplicity) and boot up using the windows disc, and use the windows disc manager assign your partitions, and see if that helps. If not, use one large partition. It will take longer to format it, but it makes it simple-you can add partitions later using disc management.



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