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3TB HP XW6400

Posted on 2012-03-29
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I just got a 3TB drive trying to get it work with a HP XW6400 workstation
anyone got a clue ?
I already upgraded the bios and the drive shows up as 801GB :(

helpppp
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Haven't read vallis link, but i would think it boils down to this: some systems may not support drives larger than 2 tb even with a bios update. To get it working you may have to install another controller card that does support the drive.
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you will need a motherboard that supports GPT :  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2581408
more info :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
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A lot of new >2tb drives require a software shim to be installed that will allow for the drive to be seen in it full capacity when used on an older system.

The drive manufacturer usually has a freebie you can down load from their site.

See:

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/beyond-2tb/

Also:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218615en
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i would never use these "software adapters" it reminds me of the overlays they used before, making recovery difficult, if anything goes wrong...
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well I got raid controller (SATA3) and it reconizes the drive now thank you everone
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