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Seagate 1tb st31000333as sata300 7200rpm...
November 28, 2014 at 06:40:32
Specs: Windows 7 x64, AMD Athlon 3000+/2 GB DDR
After spending several hours researching 2TB limits with BIOS firmware/MBR partitioning, I'm still not 100% sure if what I want
to do will work or not. Currently, I'm using a 1TB hard drive
that I've had for about 5 years. I originally wanted to replace
that drive with a 4TB hard drive but I realize now that this is not possible without having a motherboard that supports UEFI.
However, the question that I keep getting mixed answers on is,
if I use my current 1TB hard drive as a MBR based boot drive,
can I then use Windows 7 x64 disk management WITHOUT any additional software (e.g. Seagate DiscWizard) to partition the 4TB drive as a data drive using the GPT partitioning scheme? More specifically, will Seagate's ST4000DM000 model hard drive work with my motherboard which is Asus' A8N5X if I use it as a data drive only and WITHOUT having to use Seagate's DiscWizard software.

Thanks to everyone that reads this is advance!

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November 28, 2014 at 07:47:25
You should have no problem with that disk. I assume that your m/b doesn't have UEFI so you can't boot from it, but that is the only limitation.

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November 28, 2014 at 18:47:58
Yes, you can partition it from Disk Manager as a GPT partitioned drive for data only, Windows 7 does support this and any reasonably modern motherboard should not effect this.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 28, 2014 at 19:38:33
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After doing some more research on this issue today and coming across reports that my
bios/sata controller may have issues with drives larger than 2.2TB, I've given up on getting a new hard drive. Maybe one day I'll build a UEFI based day. Thanks for the help all.

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