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This is awesome, though I don't know how to choose this new drive to follow Lord Xeb's diskpart tutorial. Here's where I am, and I see I can select up to Disk 7 before "the end of the disk enumeration." The issue is I have 5 partitions over 3 hard drives. What do I do now?


SELECT DISK 2
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT QUICK FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT
 
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Everything is cool now except I'd like to know if my 3TB drive will be recognized once I set up a RAID 0 and install a fresh copy of Windows to it. Or at least, will I be able to get to the drive later? I suppose I could just put it back on the external hard drive thingie later if I run into issues.

Yes, everything should work fine, assuming you aren't going to use that 3TB drive as part of the RAID array.
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post


SELECT DISK 2
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT QUICK FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT
When I figured out what's up, which is embarrassingly easy both right then and in hindsight, I used your Convert GPT command so it went like this:
SELECT DISK 2
CLEAN
CONVERT GPT
Then in the Disk Management, I created a new partition. I didn't know you can do all this awesome stuff, and better yet, I learned it all in under a half hour here on OCN. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Yes, everything should work fine, assuming you aren't going to use that 3TB drive as part of the RAID array.
Well, this might be a new question, but I plan on using two 2TB drives that I also bought on Friday in a RAID 0. Would Windows have issues with a 4TB hard drive, and can I boot to a GPT partition? Wikipeida covers it slightly, but I am stuck on checking if my motherboard has EFI firmware.
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Originally Posted by custommadename View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post


SELECT DISK 2
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT QUICK FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT
When I figured out what's up, which is embarrassingly easy both right then and in hindsight, I used your Convert GPT command so it went like this:
SELECT DISK 2
CLEAN
CONVERT GPT
Then in the Disk Management, I created a new partition. I didn't know you can do all this awesome stuff, and better yet, I learned it all in under a half hour here on OCN. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Yes, everything should work fine, assuming you aren't going to use that 3TB drive as part of the RAID array.
Well, this might be a new question, but I plan on using two 2TB drives that I also bought on Friday in a RAID 0. Would Windows have issues with a 4TB hard drive, and can I boot to a GPT partition? Wikipeida covers it slightly, but I am stuck on checking if my motherboard has EFI firmware.
You can boot off of a GPT partition, you just need a UEFI motherboard.
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Seems reasonable. Questions have been answered, and I'm reasonably comfortable with what I've figured out. Thanks a lot, and I'll update you guys if there are any large changes.
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