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3tb shows as 1.99tb free of 1.99TB & 60gb SSD shows as 55.7gb HELP PLEASE

Why does this only show as 1.99tb when it is a 3tb drive and how do I change it to use the whole 3tb please? It is a newly unused installed HDD.

The 60gb SDD has nothing on it. It did have a system reserve but I deleted this in disk management - was this the right thing to do?

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. You need to provide system and OS specs to get an answer.

    Both your system and OS must support drives larger than 2.2TB to support a 3TB drive.
  2. ok thanks here it is:

    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P
    Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x4GB)
    Hard Drives: Corsair 60GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s & OCZ Agility 3 120gb SSD
    Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
    Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
    PSU: 400W Xigmatek
  3. Best answer
    Chances are your 3TB drive needs converted from MBR to GPT.
    Follow this guide - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26193-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-disk.html


    As for the SSD this is normal. You will always be missing a few GB due to over-provisioning.

    If Windows is installed to the SSD you shouldn't delete the System reserve partition. It holds the BCD and I doubt your system will boot without it. You might have to boot from a Windows DVD and run Startup Repair to fix this.
  4. Thank you very much. I will give it a go. Much appreciated
  5. Assuming the HDD is reporting a capacity of 1.99TB rather than 1.99TiB, then it appears that its capacity may have been cut by a Gigabyte BIOS bug.

    GigaByte BIOS bug results in loss of 1TB capacity:
    http://malthus.zapto.org/viewtopic.php?t=150&p=2841#p2841
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