I recently purchased a new 3TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive to replace my 5 or 6 year old 500GB one, and I wanted to put Win8 on the new one so I can boot from it, presumably a bit faster instead of the older one, and just use the 500GB one for miscellaneous storage. I figured this would be a simple fix, just pop in the 3TB hard drive, pop in my Win 8 CD and boot it up basically just like a fresh install. The only thing is I keep being met with an error message saying "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one." or something very similar. I'm positive I've created a partition and I've formatted and everything. My computer registers the new hard drive, I could put files on it and everything so I know it's working. My motherboard is an Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 so I know it uses UEFI and the hard drive needs to be formatted as a GPT drive, I've done all that and still the problem persists. Any insight would be incredibly appreciated.
Most of the solutions I've run across involve running diskpart.exe and "activating" the drive or something like that, which would normally be fine and dandy but it doesn't let you do that on a GPT drive, only MBR which I don't think I could even use with this particular hard drive and if I could it would cap the storage at 2.2TB if I understand correctly.