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Windows 7: 2HDD on windows 7

13 Jun 2012   #1
jamerson

Win7 64bit
 
 
2HDD on windows 7

Hey guys,
i bought second HDD to add to my computer, basicaly the HDD is 3TB and i am just allowed to create 1 Partition
as showen on the screenshot i can't create the partition with 746 GB,
is there is away to do this?

thank you so much




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13 Jun 2012   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Why cant you create partition, normally you just right click in the space select new partition, choose size and drive letter & job done
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14 Jun 2012   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows has a limit of about 2.1 TB per partition if it is an MBR partition.
To have 1 partition of over this amount, the partition must be GPT.

Windows Tip of the Day: Windows 7: 3TB Hard Drives (and Larger)

Also, some manufacturers, e.g. Seagate, have developed utilities to assist.
Support for Disk Drives Beyond 2.2 TeraBytes (TB) and 4K Advanced Format Sectors
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14 Jun 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As a somewhat related question, can Partition Wizard create a GPT partition for the OP?
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14 Jun 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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14 Jun 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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