Using 3TB drive as data drive under Windows 7 32-bit

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I'm using a UEFI mother board, but just not sure if I can use all 3TB of the drive as DATA drive for video storage.

 

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Last updated July 18, 2019 Views 4,060 Applies to:
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If you're using MBR (master boot record) anything passed 2TB on the hard drive is not usable. Accessing over 2TB requires GUID Partition Table (GPT), or special drivers.



Windows and GPT FAQ:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx

Paragon GPT Loader (for data drive):
http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/gpt-loader/win7.html


The 2.19TB Barrier:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3981/western-digital-caviar-green-3tb-and-my-book-essential-3tb-drives-reviewed/2


Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification defines the GUID Partition Table (GPT) format:

http://www.uefi.org/specs


Understanding the 2 TB Limit in Windows Storage:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2010/02/18/understanding-the-2-tb-limit-in-windows-storage.aspx



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