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I'm picking up the Seagate Barracuda 3TB for my next rig some time next week, and was looking for some clarification on how to use a 3TB drive in windows. I have seen several explanations, and what I understand is that all I have to do is, when I install windows, format it in the GPT filesystem. Is this correct?
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You need to fill out your sig rig smile.gif
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I have it filled out. How do I add it to my sig? Also, I'm getting win7 ultimate x64, and the asus rampage iv extreme which I think is everything that would affect this question.
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As long as you aren't booting from it you will be fine. A 3tb unlocking software should come with your mobo
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I plan to boot from it. What do I need to do to boot from it?
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not sure but perhaps partioning it would do the trick, someone else should answer soon enough.
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Originally Posted by Dazartim View Post

I plan to boot from it. What do I need to do to boot from it?

Follow my GPT install guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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