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Hard drive wont format.

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July 28, 2012 7:48:00 AM

Hey guys,

So ive got a 3TB barracuda hard drive that wont format. Ive run it through seatools and it seems to pass all tests. Can anybody help me out here?

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a b G Storage
July 28, 2012 3:34:52 PM

are you running a 64 bit operating system and creating a GPT disk?
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July 28, 2012 6:31:25 PM

I'm running windows 64-bit. Ive tried making both a GPT and MBR disk.
July 28, 2012 6:41:00 PM

some motherboards wont be able to acces a drive greater then 2 TB because of the allocation limits. Newer boards should be able to acess volumes greater then 2TB This may be your issue.
July 28, 2012 6:45:14 PM

Is this a new Hd?
I bought a 2tb barracuda that gave me hell creating a partition. Ended up returning because of the never ending errors on a brand new drive.
July 28, 2012 7:54:03 PM

Yeah it's new, im running it in a external enclosure.