I purchased a 3TB HDD which I intend to put into an USB enclosure for the iMAC. The drive is recognized at boot but only shows 801.23GB, same can be duplicate in windows. Ive tried to format the drive with no luck (both OSs), finally I read an article that appears I should connect the drive internally.
First I tried win7, it recognized all 3TB and will format the dive but only NTFS. I thought FAT32 would be an option, but when I shrink the drive its formatted in 3GB partitions (Id rather not do this 1000 times).
My other option is to find some way of connecting the eSATA drive directly to the iMAC (something I have very little knowledge of)
So my question is how would you recommend getting the MAC to recognize all 3TB? Optimally I woul dlike to have it fomatted via Journaled MAC OS but at this point I'll take anything that works. or to break it down further: 1) MAC - how do you connect an eSATA drive directly to an iMAC 2) Win7 - how do you format a 3TB drive for one FAT32 partition