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08-09-2013 10:06 AM
I just bought a magnificent 3T WD Green HD, but it is seen as 746G
I tried to update my BIOS but haven't found any BIOS update for my motherboard. (I searched HP.com )
I'm quite stuck after some hours of research.
Here are some informations :
I run Windows 7 home premium (64) SP1
on a HP / Compaq CQ5231FR (model : VS318AA-ABF )
hence with a Pegatron Narra6 6.01 motherboard with a AMI BIOS 5.14 (11/04/09)
I want to use this Hard drive as a secondary drive (one partition, data only, no system)
Well... Is there any solution ?
08-09-2013 02:47 PM
Please read the following article:
and hope the following statements help:
For a system to be able to address the maximum capacity of a device that has a storage capacity of more than 2 TB, the following prerequisites apply:
- The disk must be initialized by using GPT.
- The Windows version must be one of the following (32-bit or 64-bit, unless otherwise noted, but including all SKU editions):
- Windows Server 2008 R2 (only 64 bit version available)
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
You have to format the HDD first (using an external enclusure for example).
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