I have two pcs. One running WHSv1 and one running Windows 8.
WHS (32bit) - sees 3tb in Bios but the O/S won’t format past 764gb (note: thats NOT the 32bit limit which is 2.1gb(?))
Windows 8 (64bit)- SSD (working fine), 3tb in SATA 3 slot (working fine) BUT, if i put ANOTHER 3tb in a SATA 2 slot, it won’t see passed the 764gb limit either!? (Again, BIOS see’s it as 3tb)
In BOTH systems I can convert it to GPT and it makes no difference, still get stuck at 764.
So, this seems to suggest that my Western Digital Caviar GREENs cannot be used in SATA 2 slots as the evidence says it’s nothing to do with 32/64bit (as it works in SATA 3 slot) or the O/S (same error on both)… is this correct?
Any ideas why I might be seeing this strange limit and how to get around it???