I bought a WD 2 TB 'Green' drive, and wanted to use it as a second drive in what I call my UBBER GAME SYSTEM:
Intel Core Quad
DDR2 Ram (best at the time)
2 ATI 3800 series Vid-cards.
I took system and drive to a 'pro', and he could not get system to 'see' more than 1 TB.
WD said that they actually released the drive "... a bit early". and that my system needed to have DDR3 ram installed.
I am going to have new system built and use old one just for flight sim.
Any one else have this happen?
Any one know of a 2 TB drive that will do good out-of-the-box?
You did not mention the motherboard/BIOS DDR2 and DDR3 are not the problem. How you set up the drive in the BIOS is the problem. You also need to load the correct Microsoft Driver. If your operating system came with the machine? Don't use their recovery disk (whatever recovery) they had. You need to partition the drive new. Microsoft puts drivers asleep if they are not used (turned off) Set the BIOS for AHCI not IDE or not RAID if you don't have an independent selection for this option; you won't get the drive installed for the full 2TB. Contact the motherboard manufacturer see if their is BIOS upgrade. If there is install it then install your new drive. BOOT and start installing your operating system (clean install) don't use any disk or disks the OEM designed. Clean install.