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Which file system for a 3TB hard drive?

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October 7, 2013 3:50:54 PM

Windows only seems to allow formatting in NTFS and exFAT.

I've heard NTFS only supports up to 2TB hard drives.

Should I use exFAT?
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October 7, 2013 3:54:57 PM

I don't think Windows has anything to do with that. I think you will need a motherboard with at least a Z68 Chipset in order to "Unlock" it to support a driver greater than 2Tb.
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October 7, 2013 3:57:34 PM

coastie65 said:
I don't think Windows has anything to do with that. I think you will need a motherboard with at least a Z68 Chipset in order to "Unlock" it to support a driver greater than 2Tb.

I have an ASRock H77M motherboard and by using the ASRock 3TB+ Unlocker Utility, Windows detects the full size just fine :) 
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October 7, 2013 4:05:13 PM

King Mustard said:
coastie65 said:
I don't think Windows has anything to do with that. I think you will need a motherboard with at least a Z68 Chipset in order to "Unlock" it to support a driver greater than 2Tb.

I have an ASRock H77M motherboard and by using the ASRock 3TB+ Unlocker Utility, Windows detects the full size just fine :) 


Okay, didn't know if they had the unlocker on that. You should be fine with NTFS.
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