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3TB Hard Drive

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    3TB Hard Drive

    I installed a new 3TB HD in my computer & it only shows free space of 2,198,765,563,904.

    I knoe I can' use the full space beyond 2TB.

    Can I patition it into 3 1TB drives?


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    As a DATA drive you can use all 3tb in GPT mode.

    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums

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    Last edited by Brink; 01 Dec 2013 at 12:48. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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3TB Hard Drive

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