3 TB Hard Drives and Parallels / VMware

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JonnyBravo, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Glendale, CA
    Hi all

    So, I understand that Bootcamp won't work with 3 TB internal drives.

    However...are you still able to create the 2nd partition using disk utility, install Windows, and use it via Parallels or VMware?

    (Like many of you, I was unaware about the limitations of Bootcamp to the 2.2 TB drives until reading these forums)
  2. All Taken macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bootcamp is working fine for me with a 4TB drive.
  3. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    I know.....

    for sure than some HDD makers provides "special" drivers to lift off the 2.2 TB limit, most notably Seagate and Western Digital.
    Havin said the latter, if you can create a "logical" partitition, I suppose you can run/install Windows into that partitition (provided you create a partition sized less than 2.2 TB)


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