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I have a lot of my video editing work spread over 3 drives and I'd like to pick up a single 3TB drive to store everything on so it's more organized. I've read a couple of posts on here saying something about >2TB drives not working correctly with Windows 7 and was wondering if someone could clarify what the problem is. I'll be using Windows 7 64-bit, although the 3TB drive will be for storage and not a boot drive, and I will mainly be putting finished projects on it so it won't be accessed every day. I would prefer to keep it as a single 3TB partition, although I suppose I could deal with splitting it into 2TB/1TB if absolutely necessary. What are the issues with these drives?
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post #2 of 4
Plug it in and initialize it as GPT in disk management and format it and you're done.
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Think you're misinterpreting in making the 3TB a boot drive/MBR which should somehow be bypassed in a UEFI BIOS (haven't read to much about it). You shouldn't run into any problems with any large capacity drive. Just install it and format the new drive as a GPT partition which is what's used for drives larger than 2TB.
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Thanks, I'll go ahead and buy the drive now.
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