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Windows 7: Just got 4TB SSHD, can only see 2TB. Don't think I have EUFI, options?

19 Mar 2015   #1
sshd guy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Just got 4TB SSHD, can only see 2TB. Don't think I have EUFI, options?

So my HDD just bit the dust and decided that until I buy a new PC from scratch I wanted to buy this Seagate 4TB drive. After installing windows on it I only see 2TB.

From what I've researched I need to make my drive GPT, which I can only do if my motherboard supports EUFI which I don't think it does.

I don't plan on upgrading anything else right now and would really like to have a 4tb drive and be done with it. Is there anyway?

If not perhaps a small cdrive for windows and the rest separate. Don't know how to do that. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!


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19 Mar 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Get a small drive—a SSD would be ideal here—and format it as MBR for your OS and programs, then format the 4TB drive as GPT and use it for data.
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20 Mar 2015   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Download Seagate's DiscWizard software.
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21 Mar 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Initialize the drive as MBR, not GPT. Put at least 2 2TB partitions on it and windows will see it no problem.

1 TB = 931 GB in windows.

So make at least 2 1862 GB partitions.

But with a 4 TB drive, I would put 4 Primary partitions on it. 931 GB each.
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21 Mar 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are Windows 7, GPT will not work for you except for data storage. The OS will not boot from a GPT disk. Follow the advice of LF (post # 2) and get a 120GB SSD for around $50. Example:

Amazon.com: Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive with Adapter (SV300S37A/120G): Computers & Accessories
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21 Mar 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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