Can Gigabyte 965p-ds3 support a 3TB HDD? Tags: Gigabyte Support Hard Drives Motherboards Last response: August 7, 2012 2:22 AM in Motherboards Share loonienoob August 5, 2012 12:13:49 PM One of my drives just died and I'm looking at buying a Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-7200RPM-Cache-SATA3-Dri...). Will my motherboard support this drive? I've read elsewhere that some motherboards require BIOS upgrades, but the last update for my board is 2009 so I'm not sure if it's possible for me to install this drive. More about : gigabyte 965p ds3 support 3tb hdd BerylLee a b V Motherboard August 6, 2012 2:37:15 AM efi loader supporting 3TB HDD will require at least 2MB bios but this model has only 1MB. It can support OS installed drive up to 2.2TB. If you just want to use 3 TB as storage, there could be no such a problem. loonienoob August 6, 2012 12:16:17 PM Thanks BerylLee. I'm using a 1TB drive as my boot drive so I intend to use this as a storage drive. I did want to partition it and add a second OS (just in case i get issue with main OS). If I partition the drive can I still use it as a boot drive? Related resources HDD disabled in BIOS but showing up in "My Computer" GIGABYTE 965P-DS3 Rev 3.3 - Forum Gigabyte mb (GA-P35C-DS3R) and 3tb HDD compatibility... - Forum Does Asus P5G41T-M LX supports 3tb HDD - Forum Will a 3tb WD hdd fit in a hot swap bay? - Forum WD 3TB HDD SATA Drive stopped working - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer loonienoob August 6, 2012 12:25:58 PM -To clarify- If I partition the 3TB drive into 1TB and 2TB partititions, would i be able to install a second OS to one of the partitions? BerylLee a b V Motherboard August 7, 2012 2:22:39 AM yes .. probably only size can not be detected correctly i think ~ it's related to chipset limitation ~ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H(motherboard) supports 32 gb of RAM, 2 tb HDD, 4gb of Graphics on intel i3 3210? Forum SolvedGigabyte 965P-DS3 ignores boot priority? Forum SolvedGigabyte 965P-DS3 Stuck at Splash Screen Forum SolvedCannot Convert 3TB HDD to GPT Forum SolvedInstalling Toshiba 3TB HDD on Win7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell 8300 Forum SolvedInstalling Toshiba 3TB HDD on Dell 8300 Forum Solved3TB HDD (Partition problem) Forum Solvedcreate Raid 1 with 2 HDD 3TB Forum SolvedSeagate Barracuda 3TB Internal H.D.D. Quality Forum SolvedNew 3TB HDD, can only use 750GB? Forum SolvedWindows and 3TB HDD Forum Solved3TB secondary HDD for WXP 32bit Forum SolvedAdding 3TB storage HDD, how to initialize? Forum SolvedHow do I install windows on a partition of a 3tb HDD Forum SolvedMy 3TB HDD is displayed as 2TB?! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !