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3tb hdd help?

:sol: :sol: :sol: hi, I am planning to upgrade my hard disk present i am using seagate 320 gb hdd on Intel dg41rq with Intel E7500 processor, I need a very large Hard disk for my present work,I planed to buy Seagate's latest barracuda 3Tb hard disk, but it is pricing really high on my pocket, of course it doesn't matter, does my rig support this storage giant, my OS is genuine Win 7x64 ultimate bundled with rig, and I have one more doubt what if i use two 2.5 or 2 Tb hard disks in this rig instead of one 3 Tb hard disk, please help, thank you. :sol: :sol: :sol:
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    You won't be able to use any drive over 2Tb to boot from unless your motherboard supports UEFI. You can use it as a secondary drive, but you will need to use a GPT partition instead of MBR. The option will present itself when you initialize the drive.
  2. Hawkeye22 is correct...using it as a 2nd drive would be a good option unless you have UEFI and GPT.

    Is there a reason not to just use it as a secondary drive?
  3. Hawkeye22 said:
    You won't be able to use any drive over 2Tb to boot from unless your motherboard supports UEFI. You can use it as a secondary drive, but you will need to use a GPT partition instead of MBR. The option will present itself when you initialize the drive.



    :sol: :sol: :sol: Thanks for the answer, is there any lga 775 board have this UEFI, in my knowledge there is none, if u know please suggest me, and my OS doesn't support GPT on non UEFI board, that's why I am asking a boot drive with giant memory.if there is no chance of a lga 775 board with UEFI, then simply I bought a 2 tb hdd thanks again. :sol: :whistle: :sol:
  4. I don't believe 775 used UEFI...I know for sure that my Z68 board, and I believe a lot of the P67 boards do, but I think that's the first semi (Gigabyte was still using BIOS, I believe) standard use of UEFI.
  5. Sorry, I don't know of any 775 boards that utilize UEFI. Which OS are you using? Here are some that support GPT.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table#OS_support_of_GPT
  6. Hawkeye22 said:
    Sorry, I don't know of any 775 boards that utilize UEFI. Which OS are you using? Here are some that support GPT.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table#OS_support_of_GPT



    thanks for the reply, I know that os list, Mine is Genuine Win 7 x64 ultimate. :sol: :sol: :sol:
  7. huron said:
    I don't believe 775 used UEFI...I know for sure that my Z68 board, and I believe a lot of the P67 boards do, but I think that's the first semi (Gigabyte was still using BIOS, I believe) standard use of UEFI.



    :sol: thanks for the reply. :sol:
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