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Enable hotplug and plug in your 3TB drive once your machine is up and running. After that,l format it under storage management with GPT partition table (GUID).
 
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Enable hotplug and plug in your 3TB drive once your machine is up and running. After that,l format it under storage management with GPT partition table (GUID).
I just finished trying this and basically all it did was turn the hard drive into a custom on-command "freeze my PC" button. Right when I would plug in the SATA cable the machine would freeze and I couldn't do anything. After I would unplug it everything would spring back to life and work fine. Also I noticed while the drive was plugged in the HDD activity light was solid the whole time.
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Enable hotplug and plug in your 3TB drive once your machine is up and running. After that,l format it under storage management with GPT partition table (GUID).

Hot plugging does get enabled but you need to make sure your connectors are also compatible, for safety otherwise you could still get electrical discharge shorting components out. the Hot plugging connectors have shorten powered pins and lengthened ground pins since you always want to connect the ground first if under power (same goes for any electronics, take your car battery for example, hook up jumper cables to another car, then on yours plug into ground first, no spark, plug into pos first, spark.
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