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5.0 out of 5 stars Segate 3TB - Review, 24 May 2012
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As soon as you install the HDD make sure you conver it from MBR disk to GPT disk. This is because the product arrives as a mbr disk meaning that the maximum data it holds is 2TB, but after converting it to GPT "you can use up all 3TB as 1 partition".

The following link will guide you through each step. Make sure you run command prompt as an Administrator.

From the link below follow solution 3 as it is more reliable and no need to download any 3rd party software.

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Initial post: 26 Jul 2012 14:53:04 BDT
Hatim Ali says:
Hi, I am building a new computer and going to install an operating system on this drive. so how can I convert it from mbr diskto gpt disk? Can it be done after the installation and how is it done?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2012 16:03:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jul 2012 16:29:32 BDT
Dark-Legend says:
You will need to make a partition on the drive 1st before you can install an OS.

You will need to connect the hard drive to another pc and convert it to GPT before installing the OS.

Either follow the detailed steps to step guide below or watch a video that I recently created. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXbD6v_IEZc
This is a step by step guide to converting the drive.

1. Open command prompt.

2. In the command prompt, type diskpart and press enter.

3. Type list disk and press enter.

4. Type select disk 1 and press enter. (Disk 1 being the Segate 3TB, disk number may be different on every machine. So make sure that's the right disk).

5. Type detail disk and press enter. This will give you a list of all the volumes on the selected disk. If you do not have any volumes listed, then you can go to step 9.

6. Type select volume 5 and press enter.

7. Type delete volume and press enter.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each volume listed in step 5 until you have deleted all volumes.

9. Type select disk 1 and press enter.

10. Type convert gpt and press enter.

11. Type exit and press enter.

Reference:
http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/GPT-disk-partition-manager/convert-mbr-disk-to-gpt-disk.htm

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2012 12:56:02 BDT
Craig says:
Converting from MBR to GPT you can also do using GParted live CD. Just be aware that not all BIOS' support GPT, particularly older motherboards...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 17:10:16 BDT
Hello Dark-Legend,
I have recently purchased a 3TB Segate.
I have followed your instructions on converting from mbr to gpt but the disk is only showing 746.39 GB in the disk manager. Any help would be appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2012 01:07:02 BDT
Dark-Legend says:
Have you got more than 1 partition?

Posted on 21 Oct 2012 14:33:38 BDT
Peter Smart says:
Can I use these disks on XP PRO?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2012 18:56:58 BDT
Dark-Legend says:
Yes, you can.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2012 16:04:25 GMT
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 15:23:44 GMT
B. SERT says:
hello my friend. can u tell me which software are u using to lock ur drives and set password. thank u
regards

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2012 00:06:10 GMT
Dark-Legend says:
Its "Bitlcker", to activate it follow these steps:

Windows 7
1) click start then click control panel,
2) click system security,
3) click manage bitlocker.

Important notice before going ahead with this.
you will need to save the password given to you by the software on a usb in-case u forget it.
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