MBR format of 3TB drive in Windows 7 Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Format Storage Last response: December 12, 2012 9:28 AM in Storage Share agdodge4x4 December 5, 2012 12:17:19 PM I have a new 3TB drive that I want to format as MBR in windows 7 AND have it be bootable. I know the limitation of MBR, but can I break it into two partitions and do it with MBR? I have a Gigabyte Board: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3... Dont know if this board has UEFI capability but the bios update seems to indicate it might. More about : mbr format 3tb drive windows wanderer11 a b $ Windows 7 a b G Storage December 5, 2012 12:34:16 PM You should be able to make partitions as long as the largest one is 2TB or less. agdodge4x4 December 5, 2012 4:37:27 PM OK. So when I start this process in Windows 7, I just select MBR, and then from there, it will allow me to allocate space of 1.5TB or so? Related resources GPT 3TB hard drive "magically" changed to MBR - Forum MBR to GPT - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 - Forum Can't format 3TB drive with GPT - Forum Install Windows 7 or 8 to 2.75TB drive with MBR ? - Forum Formatting new drive , MBR or GPT? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wanderer11 a b $ Windows 7 a b G Storage December 5, 2012 4:40:21 PM That's how it should work. Try it and let us know what happens. fzabkar a c 271 G Storage December 5, 2012 4:55:46 PM There are ways to see the additional space as an MBR partition. For example, you could use DiscWizard (Acronis) to turn the remaining space into a second "virtual" physical disk. See http://forums.seagate.com/t5/Barracuda-XT-Barracuda-Bar... Hidream a b G Storage December 12, 2012 9:28:53 AM Enter BIOS, and then select the Boot option. If your computer support UEFI boot, it will be list here. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 3tb boot drive Win 7 not fully recognized Forum Can see 3tb drive in device manager but not in disk management Forum How to install a 3TB hard drive ? Forum Mobo not recognizing 3tb drive Forum 3TB hard drive boot issues Forum Compatibility help formating 3TB Drives with GPT Forum Accessing a 3TB with data on a Win 7 Machine? Forum Format 3TB drive to FAT32 format 3TB drive to FAT32 Forum External USB3 3TB drive shows 2 devices? Forum Backing up 3TB data HD in Win 7 Forum Seagate 3TB Hard Drive Forum Is it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? Forum HDD found in bios but not windows Forum My HDD shows up in BIOS and spins but windows 7 wont detect! Forum [Solved] How do I plug in the cables for my optical drive and hard drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !