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3TB Drive Showing as only 746.4GB

Last response: in Storage
May 3, 2012 9:03:07 AM

I have installed Windows Server 2011 onto my system which has 3 hard drives. 500Gb, 2TB and a 3TB. When I view the size it shows the 3TB as being 746.4GB. I have installed the latest firmware from Seagate (It's a Barracuda) but nothing has changed. Can you help?


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a b G Storage
May 3, 2012 9:09:40 AM

Either mobo/BIOS compatibility issue with 3TB or the drive wasn't formatted with a GPT (was formatted with an MBR).

Verify that the drive was initialized properly (with a GPT) in the storage manager. If it was, then let us know the mobo/system make and model and we can help further.

May 3, 2012 2:43:12 PM

Best answer selected by braveheart102.
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May 3, 2012 2:43:14 PM

Thanks, it was formatted with MBR, formatted with GPT and is now sorted

a b G Storage
May 3, 2012 3:29:06 PM

Glad it was sorted so easily for you. Enjoy! :)