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Thread: 3TB WD only 746.36GB with N68-S3 UCC




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    Default 3TB WD only 746.36GB with N68-S3 UCC

    Hi all,

    Well I've googled about as much as I can trying to find a solution to this problem.

    I've got myself a 3TB WD Green to use with my mediapc running off an Asrock N68-S3 UCC motherboard. As the title suggests it will only ever show up in Disk Manager as 746.36GB.

    I've tried every solution I could find on the internet, excluding the Intel RST update as I believe the board uses nVidia instead?

    These solutions include:
    The 3TB ASRock unlocker has been installed
    Easeus Pegasus still shows it as 746.36GB
    I'm using the latest nVidia 280.26 drivers
    I have the ASRock nVidia all in one driver package 15.37 installed.
    The ASRock SataII Driver 11.1.0.30
    Windows 7 64bit SP1 installed with all the Windows Updates, up to date.
    Using P105 BIOS

    I emailed ASRock a few weeks ago but didn't get anything back.

    Is there something else I'm missing?? According to the Asrock 3TB unlocker page, I should be able to install that and it will work "easy"!!

    Any help much appreciated!
    Last edited by wippet18; 08-12-2011 at 01:05 PM. Reason: Added BIOS version

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    Default Re: 3TB WD only 746.36GB with N68-S3 UCC

    sbertsch on the nVidia forums is the legend, has the solution to the problem. For anyone else looking, simply go to:

    - Control Panel
    - Device Manager
    - IDE ATA/ATAPI-Controller
    - Right-click on NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
    - Properties
    - Make sure this is the one with your >2T drive. See connection 0 & 1 tabs.
    - Cancel
    - Right-click again on nForce SATA devices
    - Click on update driver software
    - Search for driver software on the computer
    - Select from a list of device drivers on the computer.
    - Select Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE controller
    - Next...
    - Reboot.

    And after that I now get 2.8GB available to use!

    Kudos to sbertsch

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