05-17-2012 09:58 AM
05-26-2012 11:32 AM
If your Windows XP is 32-bit, it will have problems detecting and using your "3000GB" (3TB) hard disk. 32-bit OSes can't handle more than 2.x TB as I recall. Look in Seagate FAQs for more info about size limitations (I don't recall if there might be workarounds for your current WinXP 32-bit (aka x86)).
One option is to replace your WinXP (32-bit) with a 64-bit operating system (e.g., Win 7 x64, some Linuxes, AVOID Vista) BUT that means you'll have to start from scratch in an x64 OS (AND re-install programs). If you can accept your WinXP not accessing full 3TB, you could install WIn7 x64 to have a dual-boot PC (existing WinXP + Win7 x64), but again you'll have to install your desired programs under Win7. If this interests you, download and run Microsoft's Windows 7 assessment tool to determine if your PC's hardware can handle Win7, and to tell you what existing programs are compatible / incompatible with Win x64.
Let us know how it works out for you.
05-29-2012 09:34 PM
32-bit XP should have no problem dealing with the 3 TB drive after DiscWIzard has installed the special driver it uses to handle it (by splitting it into two logical drives each of which does not exceed 2 TB in size). And if you connect up the drive (even though you won't yet be able to use it) before installing DiscWizard it should recognize it as a Seagate drive and be happy (older versions of DiscWizard had a work-around that allowed them to function with no Seagate/Maxtor drive present - you could Google around for it and see if it works with the new version, but I don't think it would be appropriate for me to describe it here).
07-09-2012 10:03 AM
I have a 3tb seagate expansion drive. The drive is easily recognized by my old (very old - year 2000 acer) laptop running windows 32 bit home xp sp3.
See if the drive is recognized by your bios if you have it connected internally.
IMO you have to update the drivers and bios. Check Asus forum website if there are others having the same problem as yours.