JustAnEngineer wrote:When partitioning and formatting a new drive that is larger than 2.2 TB with Windows 7 64-bit and a suitable motherboard EFI BIOS, you need to use GPT rather than MBR. You might want to upgrade to the latest BIOS before installing the new disk.
Ryu Connor wrote:If this post is correct then the T-7500 has a classic BIOS only, not UEFI.
You will not be able to natively boot from a disk larger than 2.2TB.
The easiest solution is to make the disk a secondary disk (not the boot volume).
The more complex solution is to buy a controller card with option ROM that will allow for GPT boot.
Ryu Connor wrote:If Acronis does a sector based clone you can't do it. As that would copy over the MBR partition structure from the 2TB disk. You must install the 3TB disk as an additional drive into the case. As noted before you cannot boot Windows 7 from it. You must then use Disk Management to change the raw disk to GPT, create a primary partition, format the drive, and assign a drive letter. You would then have to do a file clone (again not a sector clone) to carry your files over to the 3TB disk.
Stickem wrote:I went through this recently with a 2 TB to 3 TB WD green.
Win 7 had no problems recognizing or formatting properly.
I'm not quite sure why you are so obsessed with "cloning" your 2Tb drive.
If it has folders, copy them over. If you have normal files just shift + click copy the lot of them.
Compared to figuring out a new piece of cloning software and then making it work, it's simplicity itself.
dan99t wrote:I don't know why but I tried copying 500 GB data from that 2 TB drive with copy=paste & it was painfully slow & took almost half a day. Most files were video files.
Ryu Connor wrote:The Windows Backup and Restore utility can do file based backups via the GUI.
You could leverage Robocopy in a batch file to copy the files.
You could install the Windows AIK and use ImageX with a batch file to do a file based clone.
just brew it! wrote:If you're having frequent power outages, you really should invest in a UPS (in addition to having a robust backup plan)...
dan99t wrote:I do have UPS but not big enough for a 850 Watt workstation & 4 monitors which I just bought.
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