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Installing Toshiba 3TB HDD on Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell 8300

Have a Dell 8300 - Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit - i7 -3.40 Ghz processor - 8 Ghz ram - trying to install a Toshiba 3tb HDD as a secondary (2nd) non-boot drive...the AO6 bios recognizes the full 3Tb drive and so does the Intel Storage Controller at 2+ TB. I can't get it above 746 Gb...what am I doing wrong?
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  1. mlmsr1 said:
    Have a Dell 8300 - Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit - i7 -3.40 Ghz processor - 8 Ghz ram - trying to install a Toshiba 3tb HDD as a secondary (2nd) non-boot drive...the AO6 bios recognizes the full 3Tb drive and so does the Intel Storage Controller at 2+ TB. I can't get it above 746 Gb...what am I doing wrong?


    What are you trying to format the drive as?

    The drive must be formatted as GPT for it to see more than 2TB
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    It needs to be partitioned as a GPT disk and it is currently in the MBR format, which can only handle 2 TB. See this tutorial for how to change it: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/26193-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-disk.html

    Yogi
  3. I've tried to do that, but apparently didn't get it right...can you walk me through how to do it...it would be appreciated
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