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  1.    17 Aug 2017 #11
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    Yes,everything is greyed out.Just a thought,didn't I read somewhere that 2 gigabytes is the limit for MBR.
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  2.    17 Aug 2017 #12
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    Yes,I have,everything is greyed out.Don't know how true this is but googled it and says only 2 terabytes on MBR.
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  3.    17 Aug 2017 #13
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    Yes I have but everything is greyed out.I googled it and says there is a 2.2terabyte limit on MBR.Would this be true.
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  4.    17 Aug 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by eore View Post
    Here is an update,formatted to mbr,works good and dvd player recognizes it.One drawback,I don't know if I did something wrong but I followed the tutorial to the letter.Formatted only 2 terabytes,the rest is unallocated and probably unusable but that's ok.
    MBR is limited to 2TB when using 512-byte sectors, although I don't know if this is per disk or per partition. Seems to be the former.

    Have you tried creating a second partition? Does it even allow that?
    Last edited by eddman; 17 Aug 2017 at 09:43.
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  5.    17 Aug 2017 #15
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    I have not tried that but think I will live with it the way it is.Still gives me more storage than I need.Sorry about the three previous posts,don't know why they are all the same.
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  6.    17 Aug 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by eore View Post
    Sorry about the three previous posts,don't know why they are all the same.
    If you go back and edit each of the 'extras' there's a 'delete this post' above the editor.
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  7.    17 Aug 2017 #17
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    Your smart TV which is of recent origin can recognise GPT initialised drives whereas your old DVD Player would recognise only MBR initialised drives.

    Your old >2TB drives like 3TB, 4TB, came as advanced formatted MBR drives. Reason why your DVD player could see them. ( Those days Hard drive manufacturers resorted to this advanced formatted MBR drives to make these greater than 2TB drives compatible with GPT-blind Windows XP 32 bit systems which were prevalent then)
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    With support for Windows XP coming to an end, the HDD manufacturers jettisoned the advance formatted MBR drives and all new greater than 2 TB drives now come initialised as GPT drives out of the factory. http://knowledge.seagate.com/article...language=en_US

    So stick to 2TB drives and MBR if you want to use with your old DVD player. ( I believe that the newer DVD players may recognise GPT HDDs just like your Smart TVs)
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  8.    17 Aug 2017 #18
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    Your smart TV which is of recent origin can recognise GPT initialised drives whereas your old DVD Player would recognise only MBR initialised drives.

    Your old >2TB drives like 3TB, 4TB, came as advanced formatted MBR drives. Reason why your DVD player could see them. ( Those days Hard drive manufacturers resorted to this advanced formatted MBR drives to make these greater than 2TB drives compatible with GPT-blind Windows XP 32 bit systems which were prevalent then)
    .
    With support for Windows XP coming to an end, the HDD manufacturers jettisoned the advance formatted MBR drives and all new greater than 2 TB drives now come initialised as GPT drives out of the factory. http://knowledge.seagate.com/article...language=en_US

    So stick to 2TB drives and MBR if you want to use with your old DVD player. ( I believe that the newer DVD players may recognise GPT HDDs just like your Smart TV)
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