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1.5TB HDD problem

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Last response: in Storage
October 9, 2009 12:06:03 AM

New 1.5tb hdd not recognized when on external and USB'd to laptop. Unable to partition to it. What are the restrictions here? (Compaq C700 Presario)

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a b G Storage
October 9, 2009 2:37:22 PM

Does the enclosure support 1.5 TB?
Try partitioning it outside the enclosure with another computer.
The laptop may not support hard drives of that size without a bios update.

a c 464 G Storage
October 9, 2009 2:52:11 PM

Have your prepared (that is, Partitioned and Formated) this new HDD for Windows' use? Or, did you buy a complete unit with these preparation steps already done? If they are not done, look through these forums for info on using Windows Disk Manager to do them, or check your drive's manufacturer's website for info and free software utilities to prepare and install a new drive.