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    The item's help text has interesting words:
    To choose whether to
    boot CD via EFI
    interface such as
    64bit Window 7
    installation CD.

    EFI is essential to
    support >2.2TB HDD.

    If there is no >2.2TB
    HDD installed, You
    may choose Non-EFI
    CD boot.
    Granted, when have the manuals corresponded to actual products?

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    Ahh, ok, thanks!

    I think they will be moving to EFI sometime for these boards, at least that's what I've heard buzzing around, just not sure when it will be implemented.

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    Default Re: UEFI on Gigabyte Motherboards?

    Look like they already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I think they will be moving to EFI sometime for these boards, at least that's what I've heard buzzing around, just not sure when it will be implemented.
    Actually, my my first thought about that BIOS screen says: Lets just add the "Can boot from 3 TB EFI bits" and keep the familiar BIOS setup.

    However, that would only make sense, if it were cheaper/easier to do than UEFI proper. Anyway, lets hope the buzz gets real sooner than later, but lets not forget to breathe in the meantime.

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    it shouldnt be a problem as its allready on servers,id be disapointed if ex58 replacement doesnt have uefi,would be amazing not to have component/perepheral issues and 2-3 seconds boot up time (supposedly)
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    UEFI has to become standard at some point due to the hardware constraints mentioned by others here.

    As for me being disappointed if it's not soon... no way. Buying anything larger than a 2TB HDD is a mug's game anyway atm, why bother when you can get two 1TB HDD's and only spend half as much? 120 for 3 1TB HDD's or 260 for a single 3TB? No contest. If the 3TB models had better platter density then I'd be tempted as higher areal density = more speed, but the same 750GB platters are available in 1.5TB drives, negating any advantage of buying the over priced 3TB monster. Only use I can see for such a thing in regular people's setups is if they have a single drive NAS box and simply must have 3TB of storage.

    I beleive WD will be shipping some of their >2.2TB drives with controller cards which circumvent any BIOS limitation.
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    Does anybody know will Gigabyte implement UEFI on X58 boards as well? Because this 3TB limit is kinda annoying and I plan on getting a 3TB in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    It's coming for sure I think now, Dino confirmed it over at XS
    Nice.

    I did stumble on earlier bit by sin0822:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...ew-review.html
    where:
    I want to mention that each BIOS is a 32Mbit Flash Award bios, not 16Mbit like in the past, this means future support for EFI, as easy as flashing the BIOS!!! So ASUS has EFI and GIGABYTE has support for EFI.
    No idea how reliable that preview is.

    That reminds me of a -- must have been a Soyo -- board, where the last BIOS updates applied only to later revisions of the board that had more flash than the first revision, which my board was. That is why it feels better to be technically able to flash to UEFI, even though it is just as important that GB makes (if ever) that special something for us to flash.


    @Chrono Detector: Like Psycho101 wrote, having just a single 3 TB drive does not seem like a good solution. I would rather have a SSD for OS, and they don't look like breaking the 2.2 TB barrier anytime soon.

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