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I connected a Hitachi 4TB USB 3.0 drive to E4200 router using USB but get alert saying it does not support it.

Anyone has a fix or solution for it?

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No. This product does not support drives > 2tb unless CISCO provide a new version of the firmware. The problem is that drives > 2tb use "GPT" (guided partition tables)/"Advanced Format" to be able to access more then 2tb with reasonable performance. The firmware for this device does not support GPT.

Have a look at http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/E4200-support-for-GPT-formatted-hard-drives/td-p/518275

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would e4200 V2 still have this restriction? If so would it recognize a 1.9TB partition on a >2TB device? Accourding to this site there are at least a couple larger drives that work: http://homekb.cisco.com/Cisco2/GetArticle.aspx?docid=0542deb2fe8c469383f8c59723d256a2_List_of_Tested_USB_Storage_Devices_for_the_Linksys_E4200.xml&pid=1&converted=0. Do you have any experience using a powered USB hub on an 4200 V2 router? Would you expect that to be able to work? Thank you.

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I am pretty sure USB hub would not work... partitioning a larger drive to 2TB partitions ought to work but I am not 100% sure. –  Scott Feb 26 '13 at 19:32

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