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Windows 8 install using UEFI still doesn't see 4TB

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    Windows 8 install using UEFI still doesn't see 4TB


    I have just recently bought a new computer.

    If I knew I was going to have this issue I probably wouldn't have bought a 4TB HDD but anyway.

    What I have done is read the article (this is where I found out I couldn't install to the 4TB HDD in the first place) on how to install Windows in UEFI format. I have created a USB flash to do this but still my HDD partion is only showing up at 1.6TB. It is setup as a GPT file format as it gave me all the prompts and created the Recovery, system partitions etc. How do I get this to work so when I do the install it shows up in the first place as the 4TB partition or at the end of it all is still not possible?

    What I will be doing is installing Windows on this 4TB patition and then using a 256GB SSD in SSD Caching.

    Am I better off getting a 1-2TB drive and installing normally instead of wasting my time or can this be done?

    Cheers
    Michael

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Some information that may (or may not) help you:

    How to initialize a data disk by using GPT
    Windows support for hard disks that are larger than 2 TB

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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


    What I will be doing is installing Windows on this 4TB patition and then using a 256GB SSD in SSD Caching.
    You would be better off using the 256gb SSD for Windows & the 4tb for DATA


    It is setup as a GPT file format as it gave me all the prompts and created the Recovery, system partitions etc

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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