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 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 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 193 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: Forum3tb boot drive Win 7 not fully recognized ForumCan see 3tb drive in device manager but not in disk management ForumHow to install a 3TB hard drive ? ForumMobo not recognizing 3tb drive Forum3TB hard drive boot issues ForumCompatibility help formating 3TB Drives with GPT ForumAccessing a 3TB with data on a Win 7 Machine? ForumFormat 3TB drive to FAT32 format 3TB drive to FAT32 ForumExternal USB3 3TB drive shows 2 devices? ForumBacking up 3TB data HD in Win 7 ForumSeagate 3TB Hard Drive ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumHDD found in bios but not windows ForumMy 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? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !