View Full Version : Western Digital first to ship 3TB retail drive
10-19-10, 04:10 PM
nice, i might grab one or two later.
10-19-10, 06:02 PM
Can't NTFS not see past 2TB?
10-19-10, 10:12 PM
In theory, the maximum NTFS volume size is 264−1 clusters. However, the maximum NTFS volume size as implemented in Windows XP Professional is 232−1 clusters. For example, using 64 KB (64 × 1024 bytes) clusters, the maximum Windows XP NTFS volume size is 256 TB (256 × 10244 bytes) minus 64 KB. Using the default cluster size of 4 KB, the maximum NTFS volume size is 16 TB minus 4 KB. (Both of these are vastly higher than the 128 GB (128 × 10243 bytes) limit lifted in Windows XP SP1.) Because partition tables on master boot record (MBR) disks only support partition sizes up to 2 TB, dynamic or GPT volumes must be used to create NTFS volumes over 2 TB. Booting from a GPT volume to a Windows environment requires a system with EFI and 64-bit support.
10-20-10, 08:05 AM
Booting from a GPT volume to a Windows environment requires a system with EFI and 64-bit support
Ah, ok. thanks.
10-20-10, 08:07 AM
master boot record (MBR) limits the disk size to 2TB, and XP doesn't support GPT
10-20-10, 08:25 AM
But W7 could support these disks, correct?
10-20-10, 09:41 AM
if you use GPT yes
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