3tb on gigabyte ga-ex58 ud3 rev 1.6 mobo?

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    hello guys, as you see on the title I have an x58 system kinda old tho but I can't afford an expensive system. my question is because I'm running out of free space I need another extra hdd. what do you guys suggest me an internal or external hdd? and if i buy a internal hdd sata 3 how can I connect it to sata 2 ports and do I also have to check bios for makin that mobo support 3 tb hdd? And by the way I'm on Windows 7
     
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    SATA3 drive on SATA2 port will work in SATA2 mode.
    Afaik, you need <UEFI + 64bit Windows7 or newer + GPT disk layout> to use 3TB hdd.

    Edit: If you will not boot from 3TB hdd, then <any bit Windows7 or newer + GPT>. And not USB.
     
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    I just want to keep my data on that 3tb drive. I will have a wd 500gb for installation of Windows and game / software. My Pc will recognize that right? What you suggest an internal or external drive? which one has better lifetime?
     
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    If you will apply GPT layout to drive it will be recognized.
    Internal drive can suffer from overheat. External drive can suffer from mechanical damage (and I saw such drives a lot). To be recognized external 3TB drive should be eSATA, SATA, SCSI - not USB.

    Edit: Use diskpart.exe
     
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    Ok thank you very much for the help!
     

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