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Windows 7: Oh boy. Please tell me I can save this drive. USB to SATA nightmare.

18 Aug 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

The reason EFI BIOS are becoming popular is they recognize 3tb and larger internal HD's, formatted as GPT or installed onto GPT disk using EFI Boot.

Other than than you'll likely need to use it in the USB caddy.


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18 Aug 2012   #12
noone

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

In retrospect, I should have installed the drive internally and then copied my files over to it. I never imagined it would be this much of a hassle.

I'm at 52% into a Quick scan......
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18 Aug 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Why do you assume we know what you mean when you say you are "scanning" the HD with Partition Wizard?

What exactly are you running from PW, and are you running it from the CD (HD Surface scan) or Home Edition (HDSS, or Check File System)?

If it's the Home Edition it means it recognizes the HD. Does Windows Explorer not?
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18 Aug 2012   #14
noone

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why do you assume we know what you mean when you say you are "scanning" the HD with Partition Wizard?

What exactly are you running from PW, and are you running it from the CD (HD Surface scan) or Home Edition (HDSS, or Check File System)?

If it's the Home Edition it means it recognizes the HD. Does Windows Explorer not?
I'm trying to get my system to recognize the drive when it is plugged in via SATA to my mobo.

When it is in the enclosure that it came with (formatted as 1 NTFS partition), it works fine and the system recognizes it.



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18 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Sorry I thought I explained it earlier.

Most modern BIOS don't have the ability to detect a 3gb drive which is why EFI BIOS are rolling out now.

You may have a BIOS update that facilitates this - check the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or mobo.

Otherwise after you back up your data you can try formatting smaller partitions or convert the HD to GPT to see if it's recognized that way. Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Forums
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18 Aug 2012   #16
noone

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sorry I thought I explained it earlier.

Most modern BIOS don't have the ability to detect a 3gb drive which is why EFI BIOS are rolling out now.

You may have a BIOS update that facilitates this - check the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or mobo.

Otherwise after you back up your data you can try formatting smaller partitions or convert the HD to GPT to see if it's recognized that way. Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Forums
I thought that my BIOS ***did*** recognize the drive as 3tb since it shows up in disk manager as a 3tb drive with unallocated space. I guess I'm wrong here? When the system boots up, the drive is recognized and listed out at the post.
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18 Aug 2012   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

as Greg said:
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You may have a BIOS update that facilitates this - check the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC or mobo.
Go to the website of your mobo and find out.
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18 Aug 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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18 Aug 2012   #19
noone

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Done.

This system is mainly used as a file server around our house.

I just checked the mobo manufacturer website and I didn't see any BIOS updates.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...?pid=3424#bios



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18 Aug 2012   #20
noone

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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