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Old 05-16-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 can't recognize a 3TB hdd

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a Dell M4500 lappy(quad core). I have an external hdd housing that I connect to via USB and all this while, was able to access 3TB hdds that were formatted on other machines without any issue. I'm trying to format a new 3TB hdd for the first time on my lappy but when it was connected, only 700+GB was shown. I already set it to GPT format but still same result. I'm planning to use this hdd for backup storage only. How do I solve this?
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What does the manufacturer of the drive say about it?
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What does the manufacturer of the drive say about it?
Didn't think about asking. I assume they're not interested in helping small cases.
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I'd start there. If they won't or can't help, get a different drive.
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