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Great drive - beware of size,
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This review is from: Seagate 3.5 inch 3TB Barracuda Desktop Hard Drive (Accessory)
Great drive, works wonderfully, but a pig to install. I wanted a large storage drive, and thought this would be my answer, not realising that most PC systems can't handle anything bigger than 2gb.. With a huge amount of research and effort, I managed to get it up and running (as two virtual drives) however it should be clearer in the advertisements that it's best suited to 'new' pc's that can handle such large drives.
Anything older than about 12-18 months PC wise might have difficulty. Definitely check your motherboard can support it, otherwise you'll have a headache installing it.
Can't fault the product or the quality.
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2013 21:08:59 GMT
Swifty Corp says:
You need to format the HDD as GPT to get use of the whole 3TB(in reality it would be little lower),, if it is Formatted as MBR (default) it cannot handle the whole 3TB instead it limits you to around 2TB.. The best option is to use a secondary HDD (may be a SSD) as as a boot drive, and under Administrative tools initialize the big HDD as a GPT.. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY USING THIS AS A BOOT DRIVE YOU CANNOT FULLY USE THE ENTIRE 3TB unless you have UEFI support in your motherboard.
Posted on 16 Feb 2013 14:17:08 GMT
Again another reviewer who posts a review of their PC skills/knowledge instead of the product.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2013 02:53:34 BDT
And, to add to your comment. If the reviewer '"Can't fault the product or the quality." then how can they justify only 3 stars???
The review is for the product, not for the end user to provide extracts of their learning curve diary. Why buy a new gen tech product if you don't know what it should do or, how and what it does not do, limitations and such.
After doing the huge amount of research and effort, did you not find out that the product comes in two varieties. OEM (the one you bought) and the kit version (with all the instructions and specifications and links for installation and usage for non-tech home consumers).
HHD and the like always come in two flavours. OEM and Kit. The OEM versions are for tech savvy people who dont need instuctions and have no need for the extra packaging. The Kit versions are for regular home users who initially need the extra information.
Hope this helps someone.
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