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3TB Drive on a non-GPT system?

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Hey guys!

I just received the Western Digital 3TB Red for the system in my sig.
Unfortunately I wasn't aware that anything above 2TB will need to be running in GPT, which the Maximus II Formula doesn't support.

Is there any way of getting the drive running with its full capacity? Will it help to get a controller card?



Thanks in advance! smile.gifthumb.gif
post #2 of 5
Also, any hardware should be able to support GPT partitions, you simply won't be able to boot from them on older stuff.

If you need to boot from your 3TB drive on that board, you can split the drive into multiple partitions.
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I formatted it as GPT, here's what happens:






BTW I formatted it with Acronis, since THIS is what I get when trying with Windows:


Edited by Rayce185 - 1/28/13 at 2:17pm
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Your board will work fine with GPT, you just cannot boot from a GPT formated drive. Format it GPT and you will be fine.
 
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I got it to work... over an external USB case. It seems the boards RAID controller can't work with the drive. Whenever I wanted to format it I got a BSOD rolleyes.gif

I guess I'll have to get a controller card after all, if I want to run the HDD internally.


Thanks for all the help guys thumb.gif
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