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Old 08-14-12, 23:26
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Default How do I Initialize & Install 3 TB HDD

Hi,

I just bought 3.0 TB Western Digital Internal Hard Disk.

I put it in the PC & it was detected as 2.0 TB HDD in Disk Management.

It also asked me to initialize the disk either as MBR or GPT Partition.

I am using Dell T-7500 Workstation with Windows -7 ( 64 bit ) OS

Can you please help me with following questions :

(1) What should I do to get full 3.0 TB Space rather than 2.0 TB it shows now ?

(2) Should I initialize it first if I want to install Win-7 on it OR just Pop in the Win-7 DVD & start installing it & it will guide me thru the rest of the procedure & help me select MBR or GPT then ?

(3) What should I do if I just want to have Large 3.0 TB single partition ? Should I initialize it & which one, MBR or GPT ?

(4) What should I do in case I initialize it either as GPT or MBR & don't get full 3.0 TB Of Space ?


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Default Re: How do I Initialize & Install 3 TB HDD

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/beyond-2tb/
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Default Re: How do I Initialize & Install 3 TB HDD

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Excellent information.

Answered very puzzling questions & a must read for all buying more than 2 TB HDD.

Only thing missing is a utility tool like Seagate Diskwizard for my Western Digital HDD.

I searched WD site for it but can't find anything comparable.

Anyone knows ?

Thank You Plodr. Really appreciate the help.
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Can I use Seagate Diskwizard for my Western Digital HDD ?

It installs a device driver which unlocks full 3 TB Capacity.
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