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Is it possible to use 3.0 TB HDD in Windows -7 ?

I have been using 2.0 TB HDD to store my big files. It has Crashed so I want to replace it with a 3.0 TB Western Digital internal HDD.

I do have a 2.0 TB external USB back up HDD ( Seagate GoFlex ) & want to clone it to 3.0 TB HDD to transfer all the files.

I have Acronis True Image Home to clone the backed Up Seagate 2.0 TB GoFlex HDD to new 3.0 TB WD HDD.

Is this possible & how do I go about it before I purchase a new 3.0 TB WD internal HDD ?

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You shouldn't have any problems if this is going to be a secondary disk. If you want to boot from it you may run into difficulty, depending on your computer. – Harry Johnston Jul 16 '12 at 4:29
windows can very well manage it... problem may lie with your motherboard. – tumchaaditya Jul 16 '12 at 7:05
It all depends on your motherboard. – Ramhound Jul 16 '12 at 11:17

You need to check your other hardware. Windows 7 supports it, but the SATA controller on your motherboard might not. It's to do with legacy addressing.

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+1 for the link. Note that if you are running the 64-bit version of Windows 7, and the disk is secondary (not a boot disk) then you shouldn't have any problems, no matter what hardware you're using. – Harry Johnston Jul 16 '12 at 20:20

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