Dell Inspiron 570 PC (Purchased May 2010)
Win 7 Professional 64bit SP1
AMD Phenom II Processor
I am interested in buying a WD 4TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive (WDBWLG0040HBK), but having now discovered the 2TB Windows limit and the need to reformat as GPT (all of this is new to me) I am trying to find out whether the above HD would work with my PC. I found a lengthy MS article (KB2581408) which discusses the problem and details how to reformat as this GPT. Unfortunately, right at the end it says that there are known issues that can cause problems. It then says to contact your OEM. As my OEM is Dell past experience tells me that they wouldn’t be prepared to help me. I’ve tried one of two of the forums, including Dell, but answers tend to be of the “It should be OK” variety. I really would like something more definite before I spend over £100 so I’m hoping that this forum can provide this information and, hopefully, firm reassurance.