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Adding 3TB storage HDD, how to initialize?

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Last response: in Storage
December 5, 2013 9:39:59 PM

I'm booting from a 250GB SSD and want to add the 3TB HDD for storage. Do I use GPT? Based on what I've googled I need to use GPT because MBR won't work with drives that are larger than 2.2TB. However, I don't see any guides that explain adding a HDD when I'm not using it as a boot drive. Admittedly my google-fu is wonky lately so I may have missed something basic. Any ideas?

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a c 427 G Storage
December 6, 2013 5:28:17 AM

Go into disk management (not device manager), select the drive and choose "initialize". You will be given the option of MBR or GPT. Select GPT.