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    Franz-Bert is offline New Member
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    Default Problem installation of 3TB HDD

    Hello to everybody

    I do have serious problems installating a Western Digital HDD WD30EURS AV-GP - 3TB into my PC as additional drive for data storage. This was purchased in eBay. According to the earlier owner he could use the full 3TB, which is als shown on the drives label.

    Boot drive is a 128GB SSD.

    The 3TB drive already is converted to GPT with the standard device manager, but the system recognises this drive only with a size of 746,39GB.
    In the BIOS configuration it is correctly seen with the full capacity of 3TB. The latest BIOS is installed, as also the latest chipset drivers from the Motherboard - ASUS, Type P5N7A-VM.

    I alreday have checked various forums - like the WD community - and tried the described solutions, but nothing helps. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to post URLs...

    Also tried to connect the drive via USB - Adaptor. Also in this case the system only recognises the 746,39GB. It is also worth to mention that I also have an external Seagate USB-HDD
    with 4TB capacity which works without any problems with its full size.

    Any suggestions how to solve this issue???

    Best regards

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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    This is not about Windows Hardware and Devices....

    Which operating system are you using ?
    So i can move the thread to the right section....
    Last edited by hackerman1; 6th June 2016 at 11:05.

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    Franz-Bert is offline New Member
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    The OS is Win7 Ultimate, 64bit...

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    hackerman1 is offline Senior Member
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    Thank you.
    Thread moved....

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