How to Format a 3TB HDD Tags: Hard Drives Format Servers Storage Last response: January 17, 2013 11:23 AM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage January 17, 2013 11:15:08 AM Hello, does anyone know how to format a 3TB hdd on server 2012? Though in Server Manager it shows up as having 2.71TB, when I go to format it, it will only format 2TB More about : format 3tb hdd Hawkeye22 a c 341 G Storage January 17, 2013 11:23:26 AM When given a choice of partition type, MBR or GPT, you must choose GPT. MBR only supports up to 2.2TB. Also, make sure you OS an drivers are up to date and support GPT. If you are using an Intel RST driver, make sure it's up to date. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumComputer can't find 3tb hard-drive, so can't format drive ForumCan't format 3-TB internal / secondary hard drive ForumFormat 3TB Drive to FAT32 ForumDisc Format , 3TB ForumCan't format 3TB drive with GPT ForumFormat 3TB drive to FAT32 format 3TB drive to FAT32 ForumHow to use a 3tb HDD with an ASUS AMD motherboard? Forum3TB HDD shows negative free space ForumProblem using 3TB HDD as boot disk ForumHow do I fix Seagate Go Flex 3TB disk partition problem in WIN Vista ForumSeagate barracuda 3TB as 746 GB? ForumMBR to GPT - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 Forum3TB Drives & Unallocated space ForumSeagate Barracuda 3TB Drive -- Not spinning ForumData recovery from 3TB hard drive ForumHelp needed. PC can cannot recongize all WD 3TB space Forum3TB western digital wd30ezrx gives error on full format ForumHave to reformat a 3TB Hitachi drive ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumDropped 2TB HDD, is it fine? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !