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4TB HDD on Windows 7 64bit?

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August 16, 2012 3:56:06 PM

Hello everyone,

I would like your advice please. I'm thinking about getting a 4TB HDD for storage (slave drive, no OS). Would Windows 7 64bit handle this without RAID? Or would I need to partition the drive?

Thank you for helping me, a novice in this area. I appreciate your time and effort.

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August 16, 2012 4:08:02 PM

Here you go bud, this white paper should be able to answer some of your questions: http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/869E4925C...$file/Deskstar_3TB_FAQ_finalwebv2.pdf

It does appear that you can use a 4TB data drive in Windows 7 x64, it just has to be formatted in a certain manner. Other considerations have to be taken into account if it is ever used as a boot drive though.

Hope that helps!
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August 16, 2012 4:11:47 PM

nullifier said:
Here you go bud, this white paper should be able to answer some of your questions: http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/869E4925C...$file/Deskstar_3TB_FAQ_finalwebv2.pdf

It does appear that you can use a 4TB data drive in Windows 7 x64, it just has to be formatted in a certain manner. Other considerations have to be taken into account if it is ever used as a boot drive though.

Hope that helps!

Thank you kindly! Yes, it appears there should be no problem with my OS.
Again, thank you for the data sheet!
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August 17, 2012 12:20:39 PM

When you partition the drive, partition it as GPT, not MBR.
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