MBR format of 3TB drive in Windows 7

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=3449#ov

Dont know if this board has UEFI capability but the bios update seems to indicate it might.
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  1. You should be able to make partitions as long as the largest one is 2TB or less.
  2. 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?
  3. That's how it should work. Try it and let us know what happens.
  4. 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-Barracuda/3TB-Cuda-XT-Install-INCLUDING-EFi-amp-STORAGE-solutions/td-p/104448
  5. fzabkar said:
    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-Barracuda/3TB-Cuda-XT-Install-INCLUDING-EFi-amp-STORAGE-solutions/td-p/104448


    Shouldn't computer management in admin tools in windows be able to do the same? I mean make two partitions with the first at around 2TB (less than 2TB) and the other with whatever remains. I wouldn't use that big discs for booting, but as a secondary storage disc and without gpt why not. I actually intend to buy one like this (seagate ST3000DM001) as a storage disc for my high bitrate 1080p videos.
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