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Thread: Windows and the 3TB barrier?

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Windows and the 3TB barrier?


    I buy two 3TB HDDs

    Windows 7 (Vista & 8) will not back up to them..................... they use 4k sectors not 512

    It cannot create a disk image

    So I have to use third party software.....................

    If you have micro$haft stock, my sentiment is a strong sell!

    They have had this problem since Vista!, and are obviously not intending to do anything about it?.............. or are probably technically incapable?

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    What Seagate says

    Have you gone into disk management and format to 512? I think that is what I did in XP. Been awhile.

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