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I'm buying a couple 3TB HDDs, but my PC has BIOS, and honestly, I have no clue how to get them to work (with only 1 partition)

Not sure what OS I'll use, either Windows 7/8 or Linux.

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BIOS does not support booting to a storage device larger then 2TB. – Ramhound Jan 29 '13 at 16:28
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Two solutions:

  1. Either use a third (smaller then 2TB) drive to boot from and use the 3TB drives for storage. (A small SSD would be perfect for this).
  2. Use something like discwizard software to work around it.
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Oh, I'm sorry I didn't think it was relevant, but I plan on booting from a 60GB drive and using two 3TB drives for media. ^_^ – MarcusJ Jan 29 '13 at 18:35
In that case both Linux and windows 7 should be able to use them without any problems. Just as long as they are not the boot device. – Hennes Jan 29 '13 at 18:53

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