Solved 3TB hard drive Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: February 16, 2013 6:55 AM in Storage Share nightmove February 16, 2013 1:55:20 AM Today, I have read a thread about 3TB hard drive that has discussed some strange terms of 3TB hard drive, such as GPT and MBR. I am really confused. What are they? I am really curious. Any ideas can be appreciated. More about : 3tb hard drive kenrivers a c 90 G Storage February 16, 2013 2:26:09 AM Basically GPT supports larger hard drives than MBR. With a 3TB driver using MBR you will have to have more than one partition to get use of full disk. With GPT you can use the entire disk with one partition. These links give more technical details than I can. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardwar... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table Best solution EdnaSanclemente February 16, 2013 3:48:23 AM 3TB hard drive often bring the similar questions for us. Therefore, you could read these articles to know much more information about it: http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_ne... http://www.anchor.com.au/blog/2012/10/the-difference-be... Related resources Data recovery from 3TB hard drive - Forum GPT 3TB hard drive "magically" changed to MBR - Forum Recovering data from a 3Tb hard drive - Forum Computer can't find 3tb hard-drive , so can't format drive - Forum How do I unlock 3TB hard drive on ASRock Fatal1y Motherboard? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nightmove February 16, 2013 6:54:27 AM Thank you! I have read all your answers and also learned a lot. nightmove February 16, 2013 6:55:15 AM Best answer selected by nightmove. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSeagate 3TB hard drive only showing 746gb ForumHow to install a 3TB hard drive ? ForumCan't format 3-TB internal / secondary hard drive Forum3TB Hard Drive as Media Center + TrueCrypt Forum3TB hard drive boot issues ForumFormatting 3tb hard drive ForumSeagate 3.5 inch External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 3TB ForumHow to delete in 3tb in external hard drive windows xp Forum3TB hard drive installation ForumNew Seagate 3TB internal hard drive running very slow - help? ForumSeagate 3TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHow do I unlock 3TB hard drive on ASRock Fatal1y Motherboard? ForumWD 3TB EXTERNAL USB HARD DRIVE TO ONE PARTITION ForumWD 3TB EXTERNAL USB HARD DRIVE TO ONE PARTITION More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !