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Can't recognize a 3TB hdd


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#1 crossbone

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

Hi,

 I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit  on a Dell M4500 lappy(quad core). I have an external hdd housing that I connect to via USB and all this while, was able to access 3TB hdds that were formatted on other machines without any issue. I'm trying to format a new 3TB hdd for the first time on my lappy but when it was connected, only 700+GB was shown. I already set it to GPT format but still same result. I'm planning to use this hdd for backup storage only.  How do I solve this?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:42 PM

Use a partition manager. Download Partition Wizard Free. Delete all current partitions on the drive. Initialize it as GPT. Partition and format a primary NTFS partition.






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