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Anyone own a 3TB HDD (with enclosure)?

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May 11, 2012 8:27:35 PM

I'd like to know which enclosure you're using and how full the drive is. I bought the Rosewill RX35-AT-SU3 and it keeps corrupting my WD30EZRX after I write over 2TB of data to it (even though it says it supports 3TB drives).

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a c 99 G Storage
May 11, 2012 9:47:40 PM

The drive has to be set up in GPT to get over the 2.2TB MBR limit.

Regardless of internal or external. Usage don't matter either.
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May 11, 2012 10:06:50 PM

Yeah, when I use GPT is when it gets corrupted. When I try two MBR partitions there's no corruption but the second, smaller partition gets wiped out after writing lots of data and reconnecting the USB.

Currently I'm testing the drive out internally to be 100% positive it's the USB chipset. It takes a while to write 2.5TB of data though so I'd like some enclosure recommendations in the meantime :) 
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a b G Storage
May 11, 2012 10:19:39 PM

A few months ago I bought a 3TB WD green already in an enclosure. Only paid $110 at Costco. It was just before news of the floods was widespread.
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a c 99 G Storage
May 11, 2012 10:20:45 PM

ram1009: Are YOU having problems like synce is?
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May 12, 2012 2:32:39 AM

Thanks ram but externals are not an option (I don't like the warranty conditions)

The laptop I'm using is a Clevo P151HM1 with the latest Renesas USB 3.0 and Intel RST drivers. And that Penta enclosure looks sick but I can't afford it.

Anyway today I connected the 3TB GPT drive to a PC internally and after writing 2.5TB of data to, rebooting and unplugging the SATA cable several times there was no corruption, further leading me to suspect it's a crappy USB chipset. I'll try a slightly more expensive Mediasonic enclosure and if that gives me trouble I'll step it to a Silverstone. Yay for Shoprunner's free shipping and returns.
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