Older Dell computer Win XP Pro SP3. I need to upgrage my STORAGE hard drive not my boot hard drive. Too many photos of travels.
If I purchase a 3TB HD I think . . . . that my BIOS (?) -- or maybe it is a limit on the MBR formating -- can only see it as a 2.2TB drive (?). Must I format it as a GPT? I am not sure my computer support GPT (?)
I need to be educated. .
Sorry I think I posted this in the wrong forum. Please move to correct on.
Please give me enough troubles, uncertainty, problems, obstacles and STRESS so that I do not become arrogant, proud, and smug in my own abilities, and enough blessings and good times that I realize that someone else is in charge of my life.
Up-Date I purchased a Seagate 3TB internal drive. With Win XP Pro 32 bit, I could not format it as ONE 3TB partition. However, Seagate has software and a very good "how to video" that show how to use the drive as a 2.2TB partition and a 0.8TB partition. Not what I wanted but I still get 3TB of data storage on one physical drive. I now have an "F" and a "G" drive (read partitions) to store my photos on.