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Old 07-02-2013, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I installed my first 3tb hdd, but when I go to Disk management, it is trying to cut it up into a 2TB and a 787 GB. How do I keep it whole?

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Need to use GPT partition.
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Need to use GPT partition.
Yep, MBR only accesses up to 2TB of storage.
Here's a link to info on GPT and how format it as such: Using GPT Drives
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Yep, MBR only accesses up to 2TB of storage.
Here's a link to info on GPT and how format it as such: Using GPT Drives
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Need to use GPT partition.
Ok, but the article says I must first manually delete the partition. How do I manually delete the partition?

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Start, Control Panel, Admin Tools, computer management, disk management, right click the drive in question, delete volume, right click, new volume, continue to partition your new drive.
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Start, Control Panel, Admin Tools, computer management, disk management, right click the drive in question, delete volume, right click, new volume, continue to partition your new drive.
Thanks PP!

Got it done dude!
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