Beyond 2TB

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Getting the most from your hard drive larger than 2TB

Using a hard drive larger than 2.1TB on Windows-based computer systems may require special setup considerations:


Operating System BIOS Boot Disk Data Disk
Windows 7
Windows Vista
UEFI BIOS* Supported by Windows 64 bit only Supported by Windows
Windows 7
Windows Vista
PC BIOS Use DiscWizard Software Supported by Windows
Windows XP PC BIOS Use DiscWizard Software Use DiscWizard Software
 
* Universal Extensible Firmware Interface


 

 

Compatibility Highlights

- If your system uses the Intel RST driver, your 3TB disk drive may appear to be 800GB. See our support article about the Intel RST driver.

- System memory requirement is 1GB and higher for 32-bit systems and 2GB and higher for 64-bit systems.

- Seagate DiscWizard software installs a device driver to achieve full capacity on Legacy BIOS systems.

- Windows systems with legacy BIOS using DiscWizard will need two partitions on the boot drive to achieve full capacity.

- Windows 7 and Vista native support for 3TB non-booting data drives is with GPT partitions, available on all systems.

- Windows 7 and Vista native support for booting 3TB is on UEFI BIOS systems and using GPT partitions only.