Windows 7 & 3TB HD compatibility Issues

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  1. 皆さんこんにちはマギです

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  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    You have better options out there than Win7 backup and restore program. ;)
     
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  3. jayblok

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    I do not understand why Win7 backup is so important? Unless some people just use one hard drive for the OS and media files,downloads,etc. instead of dedicating one hard drive for the OS only :confused: Or am i just in the minority thinking that way? i would figure by now that dedicating a 300gb - 500gb hard drive for just the OS/OS's/multi-boot OS's would be obsolete by now :eek_yello:
     
  4. Tahunasky

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    I have a friend who does data recovery, and he said something to me about problems with windows and disks bigger than 2GB's, which isnt an issue with Linux or OSX. But from what i remember him saying if you keep the partitions under 2GB on bigger disk it mitigates the problems...
     
  5. 皆さんこんにちはマギです

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    Not true.
    regardless if you partition 500MB or 2TB, it's the sector system that is the problem, not the size.
    3TB drives use what's called "Logical 4K Sectors".
    It's almost like an emulation, so it's compatible with XP.

    Search on Google, and you'll see numerous reports of problems.

    There is a fix coming.. it's called UEFI.
    New computers are going to this format..
    BIOSes are gone.
    UEFI will allow you to boot from 3TB drives :)

    Western Digital came out with a fix for their 3TB drives.
    But it's only an emulation.
    The real truth is: it causes data corruption, data reliability issues.
    Because it's an emulation: the OS, The App, and what is actually there are all different. This causes the reliability issues.
    The emulation also causes problems with where the data is written, the emulation causes problems with boundaries.
    This is only a quick fix.
    The real fix is UEFI.

    But atleast WD came out with a fix.. Seagate.. a rival has nothing.. their customers are pissed.


    Im a minimalist.
    I don't like 3rd party software.
    I've been using Windows 7 Backup & Restore since Windows 7 was released.
    There's no startup entry, background service, it's quick, fast, reliable, uses vhd tech; which allows me to mount in Windows environment and retrieve files, etc.

    why install when there's no need.
    im not the type to install for the sake of it.
     
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  7. 皆さんこんにちはマギです

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  8. SOCRATE_MMXII

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    Let's hope that MS will give us an update for Win7 to work with 3TB drives.
     
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