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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove BerylLee 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. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse BerylLee August 7, 2012 2:22:39 AM yes .. probably only size can not be detected correctly i think ~ it's related to chipset limitation ~ | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Can Gigabyte 965p-ds3 support a 3TB HDD?> Related ressources: ForumGigabyte mb (GA-P35C-DS3R) and 3tb HDD compatibility... ForumGigabyte 965P-DS3 ignores boot priority? ForumDid ga 965p-ds3 v3.3 can Identify Western Digital Caviar Green 2000GB WD20EARS ForumE6600 & 965P-DS3 overclocking help Forum965p-ds3 biod F10 and Iastor.sys error windows boot is slow Forum3tb hdd help? ForumSATA with gigabyte 965p-ds3 Forum3TB Drives & Unallocated space ForumGigabyte 965P-DS3 Slow to move from POST to Win Install ForumMBR to GPT - Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0 ForumDh55tc will support 3tb hdd ? ForumHelp with Memory Problem on Gigabyte 965P-DS3 ForumGigabyte 965P-DS3 or Asus P5B ? Forum3TB Hard Drive only showing 2TB in control panel... ForumCan't install a 3TB Raid1? Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !