3TB Deskstar NAS - partition whole drive


#1

Just got around to installing my 3TB Deskstar NAS as a second drive. Windows 10 and EaseUS both recognize it as unallocated space, but will only set it up as two partitions: 2048 GB and 746 GB. I thought Win 10 had eliminated the 2.2 TB limit - am I confusing something else with the current situation? What do I need to do to assign the whole drive as a single partition? Thank you for you assistance.


#2

Windows 7,8,10 support hard drives greater than 2TB as long as they are GPT (GUID) Partitioned.

Sounds like the partitions you’re creating are MBR … which only supports up to 2TB.