Looking for system restore replacement

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  1. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809 17763.316
       5 Days Ago #21

    The op has W10 and a fairly new processor, I would have to assume his bios will support GPT.
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  2.    3 Days Ago #22

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    It just dawned on me if the 3TB HDD would suit your needs

    Windows support for hard disks that are larger than 2 TB
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...rger-than-2-tb

    You might want to review that article and see if you want to stay with the 3TB HDD: you might want to exchange it for a 2TB HDD. I've haven't had to use a HDD greater than 2TB, but you could ask for advice if you have any questions about staying with the 3TB HDD.
    I am using the 3TB NOT to BOOT with, only as a backup or storage. I would think using it for purposed stated would be
    fine.
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  3.    3 Days Ago #23

    Butch73 said: View Post
    I am using the 3TB NOT to BOOT with, only as a backup or storage. I would think using it for purposed stated would be
    fine.
    Thank you for reminding me: I should have known that up-front. Good luck my friend.
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  4.    3 Days Ago #24

    Okay....Just unpacked/setup my new 3TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro. Up front I had to format the HD
    with a supplied format program (can format to Mac or PC) and had option of formatting with MBR
    or GUID format. I went with the GUID (and as recommended). It looks like HD's over 2 TB should use
    the GUID format per Windows 10 format instruction, See picture:


    So far, every thing is working well and it is a very quiet and fast (7200 RPM) external HD.
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