3tb hard drive only 800gb in bios and windows
my mobo is a conroe kentsfield 1066 quad core made by asrock.
i bought a new hitachi 3tb sata 2 internal hard drive, i plugged it in and booted my windows xp and noticed only 745.5 gb, then read xp i can only use 3tb with GPT, even in paragon partition manager it only shows up same as the bios, 800gb... went to asrock website they have a prog called 3tb unlocker but my mobo is not on the supported list. so my conclusion is that my motherboard is the restriction..
if i buy a sata2 to usb2.0 will it read 3tb? and would it be slow?
if this will work should i just buy a usb 3.0 pci card?
thanks ahead for all the help people!
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most important question i have and last but not least, if i buy a sata pci card will it bypass the 800gb limit on my motherboard?
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also should have mentioned that this will be strictly a storage hard drive for movies and rarely accessed