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3TB HDD's only 746GB in Disk Management?

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Hey there,

I Just installed two new Western Digital 3TB Green hard drives and formatted them into GPT. When I go into disk management though, the disks only show as being 746GB. When I right click and try "Create Simple Volume", it only lets me make a 746GB partition. What should I do?
    
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If your system specs are right I would look at maybe a firmware update for your motherboard as it was not out at the time of 3tb drives being on the market if my memory serves me right
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probably your SATA controller is set as RAID and you haven't load the correct SATA RAID controller driver. I had this issue before, this can be fixed just with loading the SATA RAID driver or for intel controller can simply install RST or RSTe this will automatically install the driver. biggrin.gif
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