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Windows 7 and HDDs over 1TB?

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So I just read in a few places that Win7 doesn't recognize drives over 1TB. Then I read you ha e to partion the drive to get it to be recognized, is this true? Or do versions of Win7 other than home premium support higher drives?

Otherwise I guess I will have to find a guide on how to partion higher drives I guess.
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So I just read in a few places that Win7 doesn't recognize drives over 1TB. Then I read you ha e to partion the drive to get it to be recognized, is this true? Or do versions of Win7 other than home premium support higher drives?

Otherwise I guess I will have to find a guide on how to partion higher drives I guess.

The only drives I've had Win7 have trouble reading is drives over 3TB. Which required a download from Gigabyte. Other than that, never had any trouble with Windows detecting a drive unless it was faulty or dead.

Edit : It's not true. tongue.gif
 
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Not at all, windows 7&8 both recognize my 2TB.
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Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I will try to find some decent 1-2TB drives then. =]
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the only "issue" is when a user installs a 2.5TB or larger HDD and then formats with the MBR partitioning style. If they use MBR and not GPT they can not make a single partition crater than about 2TB. They have to make two partitions so they can use the full capacity.
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I see, thanks for letting me know that very helpful bit of information. =]
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