Windows 10: adding new 6TB to windows 10

  1.    01 May 2018 #1

    adding new 6TB to windows 10


    Greetings
    I don't know if this thread should be here or in storage, anyway it's a hardware problem.
    Got a new WD 6TB (black) and I don't know how to add it to windows 10 pro.
    Board is Gigabyte z87 d3hp
    Do I add new disk from windows?
    should I have a bootable cd to do the job?
    does my board support 6TB (if formated as gpt)?
    thank you
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  2.    01 May 2018 #2

    Are you just wanting to add the new drive to your system and use it as storage and keep your existing C drive? Are you wanting to use is the C drive?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.55 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       01 May 2018 #3

    If you just want to add the HDD as additional storage for your system, you only need to plug it in and boot into Windows.

    In Windows open up Disk Management and make the disk partition scheme GPT and format it as NTFS. Finally, if Windows did not automatically give your new drive a drive letter, then manually assign it one using Disk Manager.

    Done!


    If Windows can not find your drive at all, then check your BIOS/UEFI firmware that the disk is enabled and also in Windows, make sure you have all relevant SATA controller drivers up to date.
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  4.    01 May 2018 #4

    The disk is supposed to be for data only (no system, no programs)
    disk management doesn't show a new unallocated space
    bios doesn't show anything new either
    so my conclusion is that my board does not support this volume
    and of course upon replacing the board all sata sockets will be replaced
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  5. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.55 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       01 May 2018 #5

    zivshosh said: View Post
    The disk is supposed to be for data only (no system, no programs)
    disk management doesn't show a new unallocated space
    bios doesn't show anything new either
    so my conclusion is that my board does not support this volume
    and of course upon replacing the board all sata sockets will be replaced
    Hmmm...check your cables and check your BIOS a few times...might be something is disabled there or it just didn't pick up the drive for some reason.
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  6. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.55 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       01 May 2018 #6

    Referring to the manual it seems you can individually enable and disable each SATA port on your MB. Check that the port you have connected the drive to, is enabled.
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  7.    01 May 2018 #7

    add new 6TB to win10 + Gigabyte z87


    It cannot possibly have anything to so with sata cable or BIOS since the sata I used was taken from a disk that worked before (and still working after I reconnected the sata to this disk) moreover all sata are enabled in BIOS.
    I still think that the board does not support 6TB
    it happens
    will have to let the lab deal with it
    thank you
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  8. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.55 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       01 May 2018 #8

    zivshosh said: View Post
    It cannot possibly have anything to so with sata cable or BIOS since the sata I used was taken from a disk that worked before (and still working after I reconnected the sata to this disk) moreover all sata are enabled in BIOS.
    I still think that the board does not support 6TB
    it happens
    will have to let the lab deal with it
    thank you
    Hmmmm....maybe the drive is faulty. You should see some sort of record in BIOS, no matter HDD size.

    On the other hand, I've heard(rumors but no facts) Gigabyte MBs can have the most bizarre issues...do you have latest BIOS installed?
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  9.    01 May 2018 #9

    If your Gigabyte motherboard is 6 years old or older, it could be limited to supporting drives up to 2.2 TB but no larger, without adding a supplemental driver. Tell us what motherboard you've got and we can figure that out pretty quickly. You should include that level of detail in your "My Computer" info anyway.
    Tell us more, please, and we'll do the same for you!
    Thanks,
    --Ed--
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