How Do I Fix: 3TB Hard Drive Only Uses 2TB


While browsing the Windows forums, I find many people are asking about why their 3TB hard drive only uses 2TB and how to address this issue. Have you ever encountered this kind of hard drive issue? Have you finally worked it out? If you are still confused, you should never miss out this article. Detailed explanations and solutions to 3TB hard drive showing as 2TB are given consecutively.

Simply put, this is caused by the MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table. You must use GPT (GUID Partition Table) rather than MBR to format a drive over 2TB. Take a look in Disk Management utility and see what type of partition your drive has, it's easy. Right-click the 3TB hard disk drive and go for Properties. Then navigate to Volumes and see what partition style you get. If it shows Mater Boot Record (MBR), your 3TB hard drive is an MBR disk. And if it is an MBR, repartition using GPT.

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