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I've got a bit of a problem here. I purchased a Seagate 2TB hard drive the other day with the intention of partioning it into a 500GB boot drive, and a 1500GB storage drive since my 1TB Hitachi is starting to make some rather odd noises, and I've had my 320GB for several years. I installed it earlier, and for some strange reason, both Windows and my BIOS display the drive as having only 137GB of space. I had a look online and read up on 48-bit LBA, something I know nothing about!. However, I doubt that my motherboard doesn't support a hard drive of this size since I have a 1TB drive attached at the moment no problems (but I am not an expert, so I can't say for certain obviously).
Disk Management on Windows refuses to even initialize the disc however, which I also find quite strange (and initialization is something I have never encountered before either).
I've searched everywhere for an answer, but cannot for the life of me find an explanation.
If anyone has any idea as to what is going on, I'm all ears as I haven't got the slightest of clues!
Thanks guys.
    
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Not my area of expertise, but I have noticed that newer mobos are coming with utilities that allow for bigger than 1tb hdds to be recognized. Of course that is a utility that is installed after windows is up and running. Not sure if that will apply here or not.
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i think you should be fine if you have a BIOS version F3 or newer from what i can tell from your mobo's webpage
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2951#bios
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Not my area of expertise, but I have noticed that newer mobos are coming with utilities that allow for bigger than 1tb hdds to be recognized. Of course that is a utility that is installed after windows is up and running. Not sure if that will apply here or not.

Utilities? Any idea of any names or such man. I am willing to try anything haha.
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i think you should be fine if you have a BIOS version F3 or newer from what i can tell from your mobo's webpage
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2951#bios

I'm running F11 I am. Was going to update the bios, but I had the newest one on the Gigabyte website.
    
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