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    Default Only 2048 MB recognized of 3GB hard drive

    Hello everyone. I know it's probably posted somewhere, but I can't find it. I just bought a 3 GB Seagate Hard Drive (ST3000DM001). The Z68 Extreme 4 only recognizes 2048 GB and 768 GB is unallocated and can't be formatted (all commands, including "new simple volume" are greyed out). When the computer boots up it says it has bios verion 7.4.05. All drivers are updated. What else can I do?
    Thanks for your help, Newbie

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    Default Re: Only 2048 MB recognized of 3GB hard drive

    Ah yes, the "to big" HDD, but there is a cure for that, here:

    ASRock > Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

    You're looking for ASRock 3TB+ Unlocker Utility ver:1.0, which is the first entry in the Utilities section, assuming you are using Windows 7 64bit. Download and run it, reboot and things should be better.

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    Default Re: Only 2048 MB recognized of 3GB hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Ah yes, the "to big" HDD, but there is a cure for that, here:

    ASRock > Z68 Extreme4 Gen3

    You're looking for ASRock 3TB+ Unlocker Utility ver:1.0, which is the first entry in the Utilities section, assuming you are using Windows 7 64bit. Download and run it, reboot and things should be better.
    Thanks, that did the trick!
    Gordon

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    Question Re: Only 2048 MB recognized of 3GB hard drive

    I have the same problem with the same drive and a Z77 Pro4 Motherboard. After installing screen says use icons but the only icons I see are in programs menu to uninstall 3TB+Unlocker. I can't find any other documentation and I still can't use the rest of my 3TB drive on Windows7 32 or 64 bit installations. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Only 2048 MB recognized of 3GB hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by tws1220 View Post
    I have the same problem with the same drive and a Z77 Pro4 Motherboard. After installing screen says use icons but the only icons I see are in programs menu to uninstall 3TB+Unlocker. I can't find any other documentation and I still can't use the rest of my 3TB drive on Windows7 32 or 64 bit installations. Any ideas?
    Hello,

    Make sure you format the drive with a GPT partition table rather than MBR.

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