I recently purchased a 3TB hard drive, specifically WD30EZRX. I tried it on 3 different PCs and always with the same results. Windows always detects 746GB
The computer to which I thought put is: MCP61M-M3 v:7.1 [AMD: Athlon II X4 | RAM: 4GB DDR3 | OS: Windows 7 32bits]
I updated the bios of this pc and the 3TB are detected in the bios. My Ubuntu Live also detects 3TB.
I know that Ubuntu allows me to recognize and format the drive, but not if the time to work seriously (fill data, files and directories) I will have some sort of problem when trying to overcome those 746GB.
I think what is missing is a driver for Windows. In some forums say I need to buy a card “Host Bus Adapter” I do not think this is necessary because the BIOS detects 3TB
But that’s what it seems to me. I have written this query to get an official response. I would like the experts to tell me exactly what happens and how I can fix it. I need this PC with Windows 7 (not Ubuntu).
I really thought it was going to be much easier to install a hard drive, especially on Windows, which is a current operating system and supported.
The screen I see in Windows is similar to the following:
Help me, thanks!