3TB HD will not format to 3TB
Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:58 AM
You say you "replaced them in the case"? Have you ensured that the drive enclosure you're using actually supports 3 TB drives?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:12 AM
other sites i looked at said it is handled by the computer.
Other sites are probably wrong. It's not at all uncommon for the bridge chipset in the enclosure to impose its own limits on the size of supported drive mechanisms. The jump to 3TB was one a sort of watershed in terms of how drives and controllers interact.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:33 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:43 AM
True, when you actually buy a case. The OP bought an assembled external drive, so it's going to be more of a matter of identifying the bridge inside it and then trying to hunt down the specs manually. You can't even rely on anecdotal reports from other people with the same device, because the vendor may change sources over time. One person might get a unit that simply meets the advertised specs while another gets one that uses a different chip set and happens to exceed it.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:04 AM
Or, phrased another way: Get a new enclosure: http://www.newegg.co...e=1&PageSize=20
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:43 AM