[Solved] 3TB disk is being recongnized at 2.16TB Win 7 x64 with Z87 Mobo

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rimmi2002, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. rimmi2002

    rimmi2002 MDL Novice

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    Hi I just installed a new Toshiba PH3300U 3TB internal HD to my Gigabyte UEFI Z87N-WIFI Mobo. When I go to format it in the windows disk utility it will only Format 2TB of the disk. I googled this. Win 7 + and UEFI Bios with 8 series SATA drivers should recognize this as a 3TB disk. Anything I am doing wrong or does my mobo for some reason just doesn't support 3 TB? I updated the Bios to F5 (lastest) still no go. Any help will be great. Thanks!
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #2 Carlos Detweiller, Jul 4, 2014
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    Delete all partitions on that HDD, then switch it into GPT. That's the only way to get capacities beyond 2TiB since that's the limit of the MBR scheme.
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    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I could add that after switching to GPT partitioning scheme you will be able to create more partitions.
     
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  5. rimmi2002

    rimmi2002 MDL Novice

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    Thanks switched it to GPT and worked like a charm.