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Windows 7: Adding 4tb internal to w7 64 bit

21 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Adding 4tb internal to w7 64 bit

I have an HP W7 64 bit PC and I'm trying to add an internal 4TB.

I not exactly a PC genius but I did refer to the installation instructions and it directed me to Paragon Software where I DL'd a file and ran it after adding the hard drive but it did not see the drive.

Is any open SATA III port on the Motherboard good for connecting a HDD?

I guess I'll look into Disk Manager, just thought I'd stop by and ask the gurus what they thought.

Many thanks

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21 Feb 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Usually before anything can see the drive it has to be partitioned. The drive has to be initialized into partitions which can then be formatted for use. this can be accomplished with the Disk Management tool in Windows.

Any SATA port on the MB is OK, but you should have them used sequentially, 1,2,3... is better than 1,2,5, for instance, though in reality it doesn't really matter too much. It's just a cable management thing. If your cables are all together, it's easier to bundle them. At least for me.
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21 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks. I accessed Disk Wizard and it was a snap. Thanks again for taking the time to reply
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21 Feb 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I assume you are aware that a 4GB drive has to be formatted in GPT. In MBR mode you can only access appr. 2.2GB.
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