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Help: Wd 3Tb Drive Only Showing As 700Gb (Not 2.1Tb)

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I just got the WD 3TB Green HD and when I put it into my 49x HP it only showed up as 700GB instead of 2.1TB. Any ideas as to why or what I should do to access at least the 2.1TB (going to try the 3TB WHS hacks).

Many thanks in advance for any advice,

Todd

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If it's v1, then it's not supported by the server. Period.

At best, you'd have to do the "GPT hack".... which is more complicated than it should be ( go microsoft for screwing us over because they want to format as MBR only, and not GPT!)

https://spackle.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/going-for-3tb-in-whs-v1/

WHS2011 supports it just fine, if you delete all the partitions, and convert it to GPT, and then create a partition.

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Drashna - thanks for responding - I know that 3TB isn't supported natively.  My issue is for whatever reason the 3TB Western Digital drive isn't showing 2.1TB as it should - instead it shows a capacity of only 746GB.  I thought I found someone who discussed this issue but can't find it again.  Hoping someone recalls the issue (HD driver?).

Thanks!

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That's the "expected" result with the MBR disks over 2TBs. It divides them up like that and mis-reports the size.

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