3 TB Hard Drives and Parallels / VMware

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

  1. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

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    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

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

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    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)

    :):apple:
     

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