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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:06 pm 
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I have a new WD 3TB NAS drive on its way. I also have an upgrade to WHS 2011 sitting on my desk that I have been nervous about installing.. Should I upgrade to 2011 or put the drive in first? This is on a HP Mediasmart EX495 with original OS, slightly upgraded CPU and memory.

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You wont be able to easily add the 3TB drive to the pool without some serious hacking to access the full 2.78TB. You can however easily add it as a backup drive if you format it GPT 1st.

WHS2011 will work without problems as long as it's not the boot drive.

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Yes, upgrade to WHS 2011 first. WHS2011 and Win 7/8 support GPT if not boot drive.

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WHS2011 will boot from a GPT drive if it is on a UEFI system actually.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/librar ... _win7_boot

But you should not want partitions > 2TB for any drive if you want them to be backed up using WHS 2011 Server Backup.


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