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GIGABYTE Announces 3TB+ Unlock Utility

Enables 32bit Systems without Hybrid EFI Technology to Utilize Unallocated Space on New 3TB+ HDDs


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City of Industry, California, USA March 28, 2011 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today officially announced the availability of the 3TB+ Unlock Utility that allows GIGABYTE motherboards without Hybrid EFI Technology to recognize and use unallocated space on new 3TB and larger hard disc drives (HDDs).

The utility is freely available from the utilities page of the official GIGABYTE website: http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/Utility.aspx.


GIGABYTE 3TB+ Unlock optimizes HDD storage space by allowing the user to create a virtual drive with space that exceeds 2048GB, the maximum amount of storage recognized by 32bit versions of operating systems such as Windows XP. The virtual drives are limited to 2048GB, and the user can create up to 128 partitions, as long as there is additional unallocated space on the HDD. 3TB+ Unlock supports both GPT (GUID Partition Table) and MBR (Master Boot Record) partition styles, however with MBR the number of partitions are limited to 8.


3TB+ Unlock currently supports new high-end motherboard models based on the Intel® X58, Intel® 6 series and AMD 8 series chipsets, and is in the process of being ported to older chipset models so that it will support all motherboards that are currently shipping.


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For more information about GIGABYTE 3TB+ Unlock and other exciting GIGABYTE motherboard technologies, please visit the official GIGABYTE website and the GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog.

Source Direct Media News Release, also posted at GIGABYTE Blog:
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/03/gigabyte-announces-3tb-unlock-utility.html
    
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So a 790x chipset is not supported yet? frown.gif
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what do u care u have a 64bit os
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Originally Posted by vtech1;12912815 
what do u care u have a 64bit os

the OS has nothing to do with booting off a 3tb hdd?
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Why should any of this matter? If you can't run a 3+ TB drive, then you clearly need to stop living in the land of XP.
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Originally Posted by slosha69;12912336 
So a 790x chipset is not supported yet? frown.gif

hate to break it to you but 790x is outdated. Dont expect ongoing support/development for the 7xx series.

Pains me too but I dont expect this to hit our mobos.
 
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Originally Posted by ez12a;12913211 
hate to break it to you but 790x is outdated. Dont expect ongoing support/development for the 7xx series.

Pains me too but I dont expect this to hit our mobos.
Don't mean to bash but...
I have 10.6.6 as a virtual OS and I haven't found a way to really enjoy using it, sure it looks nice and all but I can't find a good reason to use it as my main rig yet.

I rather want UEFI than a patch for 3TB+.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!!;12913423 
Don't mean to bash but...
I have 10.6.6 as a virtual OS and I haven't found a way to really enjoy using it, sure it looks nice and all but I can't find a good reason to use it as my main rig yet.

I rather want UEFI than a patch for 3TB+.

Why? You gonna play games in the BIOS? I mean all you need is to set a few things then leave, who cares if it's shiny?

Just giving ya a hard time man, no worries biggrin.gif I personally think that will only lead to more BIOS bugs and slower times while you are in there changing settings.

See here for GIGABYTE's thoughts on it all
http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/01/gigabyte-hybrid-efi-technology.html
    
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Originally Posted by lsdmeasap;12913458 
Why? You gonna play games in the BIOS? I mean all you need is to set a few things then leave, who cares if it's shiny?

Just giving ya a hard time man, no worries biggrin.gif I personally think that will only lead to more BIOS bugs and slower times while you are in there changing settings.

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http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.com/2011/01/gigabyte-hybrid-efi-technology.html
No, I want it for faster boot times.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!!;12913511 
No, I want it for faster boot times.

So far that hasn't really been the case.
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