Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Windows 7 64bit & 3tb hdd

Last response: in Storage
Share
July 13, 2012 1:53:08 AM

Hello, How do I get windows 7 64 bit to enable all of the 3tb hard drive. (Past the 2.2 limit)

More about : windows 64bit 3tb hdd

a b $ Windows 7
a c 87 G Storage
July 13, 2012 2:06:07 AM

Windows should automatically recognize all 3TB as long as a 64 bit OS is used (excluding Windows XP64 and Server 2003). If you want to boot from a 3TB drive you must use a 64 bit OS as well as a motherboard that uses an EFI firmware

EDIT: The drive must also be initialized using GPT rather than MBR
m
0
l
July 13, 2012 2:18:43 AM

Thank you good sir.
m
0
l
Related resources
July 13, 2012 3:49:29 AM

I'm using the hdd as storage rather than a hdd to boot up it reads 2.2tb do to Being mbr. How do I change from mbr to GPT which application?
m
0
l
a b $ Windows 7
a c 87 G Storage
July 13, 2012 1:14:12 PM

zamana said:
I'm using the hdd as storage rather than a hdd to boot up it reads 2.2tb do to Being mbr. How do I change from mbr to GPT which application?


Right-click My Computer -> Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management -> find disk that you want to convert -> delete all partitions and volumes (you will lose all data on the drive) -> right click on the disk itself (to the left of where the partitions are) -> Convert to GPT Disk
m
0
l
July 13, 2012 11:04:24 PM

Thank you good sir.
m
0
l
less than a minute ago

So, is there any way to enable all of a 3tb drive without losing the data on it or having to move it around to another drive?
m
0
l
!