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elmorejohn46 December 22, 2012 02:01 PM

A New 3-TB Seagate Barracuda
With a Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 motherboard with a UEFI BIOS Technology on it, read the whole 3TB when installing windows 7 64-bit SP1 or is it just going to read up to 2 TB and partition it.Will I need to run a patch after it is installed to get my whole 3 TB or 2.79 TB or what ever it is.It want be my boot drive ,I will be useing a 256gig crucial SSD as my boot drive and the 3 TB as my disk for movies and games.

altereDad December 22, 2012 03:57 PM

GPT allows for hdds in excess of 2.2TB, which your MB supports. You need to ensure you're using an OS that also works with it, and the 64-bit Win 7 should be fine.

elmorejohn46 December 25, 2012 03:05 AM

I will be useing Window 7 64bit Sp1 and it wil be my storage drive and my 256gig SSD SATAIII will be my boot drive.Then I have four SATA II dives left on my intel SATA slots.I have 4 to 6 more but they are Marvell chipset and I don't like them because they are slower to respond.Besides I will be useing a 256gig SSD,3TB Seagate 2-1TB Samsung and a 640gig black W.D. drives and my 12x Blu-ray bruner,so I should have plenty of storage for a while.I may just raid-0 my 2-1TB drives never had any problems in the past.But since I will just be useing them as storage really don't see a need.I did'nt realize my 640gig W.D are almost four years old.

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