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4TB Ext Hard Drive for Windows 8

I'm wondering if I buy a 4TB Ext drive that is Windows 8 Compatible will Windows 8 see the full 4TB? I have an ASUS motherboard with UEFI BIOS-whnI installedmy Internal 3TB hard drive with Windows 7 Ult. it saw the drive but I had to use the ASUS Drive expander software to see almost all the 3TB but on 2 Partitions-Will I have to do this for the 4TB External? Sorry for the long uestion but I am just a novice
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  1. Windows 8 on my system did not have a problem with a 4tb drive. I had to format it with GPT partition and that is all I had to do for it to see the full size.
  2. bryonhowley said:
    Windows 8 on my system did not have a problem with a 4tb drive. I had to format it with GPT partition and that is all I had to do for it to see the full size.


    How do I make a GPT partition-I don't know what type of partitions I have now-Sorry I am new
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    4TB limit is for the old MBR limit for boot hdd's.

    UEFI + Win8 does not have this limit.
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