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Old November 3, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
Pretty much correct.

Anything over 2.2TB needs to be formatted w/ a GPT partitioning table. Only UEFI boards can boot from a GPT drive.

I have a strong suspicion that one of the external 3TB Seagate GoFlex drives I bought today is a Barracuda. Will attempt to crack her open today to double check.
Actually this is a bit of a misconception.

UEFI can BOOT from 2.2 or larger drives but so can certain OS's:
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003 SP1
Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
Windows XP x64 edition

All can boot from GPT tables.. Yup even good ole XP x64 :D
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