western digital 3TB harddrive shows on 700GB

WDC WD30 EFRX-68AX9NO(internal drive), partition style GUID PT(GPT), Maximum space 700 GB
Intel Atom processor N2600, 2 GB RAM DDR3, Window 7 professional service pack1, 32 bit system
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  1. http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3TB_hard_drives.html

    Since your OS is only 32bit i assume that's why your not getting the full 3TB. That and either you need to let us know the motherboard or your brand of PC.
  2. You can't use it as a boot drive. Also, your bios may need updated. What kind of device is this considering it's using an intel atom processor?

    From microsoft FAQ:

    Q. Can Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 read, write, and boot from GPT disks?

    A. Yes, all versions can use GPT partitioned disks for data. Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems.


    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx#X-201104111922342
  3. its a notebook & hard drive is internal and i am using it with sata-usb casing for simply additional storage; not for booting purposes
  4. intel NM10 chipset
  5. It sounds like your netbook doesn't have large drive support so isn't seeing anything above 2TB. Have you checked for a bios update? You can try putting the drive in another computer and repartition/reformat to 3TB then stick it back in the netbook, but I have a feeling it still won't see all 3TB due to bios.
  6. I tried in other systems of 64 bit Win 7 & XP but still the same so I think the problem could only be solved when I use it as internal via SATA. I will also contact netbook manufacturer for the problem & bios update. And appreciate your advice
  7. I tried in other systems of 64 bit Win 7 & XP but still the same so I think the problem could only be solved when I use it as internal via SATA. I will also contact netbook manufacturer for the problem & bios update. And appreciate your advice
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