3TB SATA HDDs in Docking Station not seen.

  Jonno131 11:41 01 Mar 2014
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I've been using a 2TB WD Caviar Green SATA HD in a USB docking station for a couple of years. I've tried swapping it for a Hitachi 3TB SATA and for a WD Caviar Green 3TB SATA. Both show up in Disk Management as Disk 17 & 18 respectively, 746.39 GB Unallocated. Right Clicking in the Unallocated space brings up only "New Simple Volume." Right clicking on the left brings up "Convert to Dynamic Disk or Convert to MBR Disk." I get the same conditions connecting direct to the MB. Since the 2TB is seen OK I can only think this is something to do with the size. Can anyone help please? System: HP Pavilion p6799 Desktop (3 years old) Windows 7 Home Premium MS-7613 (Ilona-GL8E) MB Intel Core i5 650 Processor NVIDIA GeForce GT420 Integrated Intel H57

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:09 01 Mar 2014

64bit windows 7? + may need a BIOS upgrade

also usb caddies need to support 3TB drives

  Jonno131 13:18 01 Mar 2014

Thanks. Food for thought. I'll report back.

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