Will a Western Digital 3TB work as a 3TB data partition on XP ? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Windows XP Storage Last response: July 17, 2012 1:13 PM in Storage Share Tom55116 February 20, 2011 1:08:46 AM I have a 2 year old Dell with an Intel E8600. I have three internal 2TB Western Digital Green Drives and an internal Velociraptor in it right now. Yes it is stuffed like an Efen turkey.. My 6TB data of storage is almost 100% full with movie ISOs I stream to my WDTV so I want to start thinking about swapping 2TB drives out for 3TB drives. I looked at Paragon's "Migrate to 3TB" software but it only supports Vista and newer. Will a Western Digital 3TB work as a single 3TB data partition on XP ?? PS: I am a die hard XP guy so I don't want to move to Windows7. More about : western digital 3tb work 3tb data partition lothdk February 20, 2011 1:17:28 AM If you are running XP 32 bit then no, max limit is 2 TB per drive. Tom55116 February 20, 2011 2:48:03 AM Yes I am running 32bit XP. But... Paragon's "Migrate to 3TB" states: Want to move your 32-bit Windows to the latest 3TB drive, but don't know how? Paragon Migrate to 3TB can help. While Paragon's software only works for Vista, it tells me there are ways to get a 3TB data partition on a 32bit OS. I just need to find the solution for XP. Related resources 3TB western digital wd30ezrx gives error on full format - Forum Accessing a 3TB with data on a Win7 Machine? - Forum External USB3 3TB drive shows 2 devices? - Forum 3TB Hard Drive only showing 2TB in control panel... - Forum 2 Seagate Barracuda XT 3tb in raid 0 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lothdk February 20, 2011 3:58:37 AM XP have no support for GPT (GUID Partition Table), it uses MBR (Master Boot Record) which limits you to 2.2 TB of data, there is no way around that. What Paragon offers, as you list yourself, is to migrate your current setup to a new disk utilizing GPT on versions of Windows that support this, which means Windows Vista and 7. Paragon Migrate to 3TB Quote:A New Solution from Paragon To counteract this problem, Paragon Software has developed a unique technology that allows accommodation and successful startup of any Windows OS since Vista on a storage larger than 2.2TB in size Tom55116 February 20, 2011 3:45:04 PM Digging around Paragon's site, I guess they now support 3TB on XP: "Paragon GPT Loader supports internally connected single 3TB+ drives under Windows XP, excluding drives used as external storage or those combined into RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)." I guess I just need to buy a 3TB drive and try it out... I wonder if 4TB drives are in R&D yet?? muujig612 July 17, 2012 1:13:48 PM So, what happened did it work on XP 32 bit? Did you find the way around? HELP Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSeagate Barracuda 3TB vs. Western Digital 3TB ? ForumBacking up 3TB data HD in Win7 ForumHelp in recovering my data WD MB 3TB Lost partition & data ForumWestern Digital releases first 3TB internal 3.5" hard drive ForumSeagate barracuda 3TB as 746 GB? ForumCan't format 3TB drive with GPT Forum3TB Capacity Problem ForumRecovering data from a 3Tb hard drive ForumWESTERN DIGITAL Repair 3TB Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumRestoring deleted data ForumA partition of HDD not accessable when doublw click ForumWill i lose any data if I remove my RAID 0 to another computer? ForumParagon Alignment Tool and deleted partition ForumI\'ve got a lot of documents on my memory stick and recently it won\'t let me us More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !