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DH67BL board bios update

I bought a new hard drive a 3tb drive and it only shows up as 746gb? The drive manufacturer says it's my bios not recognising the big drive? with a bios update fix this problem?

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jafwiz: Thank you for joining the Intel communities support.

Just to let you know, the Intel® DH67BL motherboard is under status of: End Of Interactive Support.

Fellow community members will further assist you with this subject.

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Alberto R.

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

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I know it's an older board but i just want some information about the 3tb drive with this board? Will a bios update fix this problem?

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jafwiz: There are some requirements that you need to follow in order to be able to use a 3TB hard drive, it is not a problem with the BIOS, on the following link you will find further details about this subject:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2581408/windows-support-for-hard-disks-that-are-larger-than...

 

 

For further assistance, you may also find the Discontinued Products Website helpful to address your request or you can always get in contact with Microsoft directly:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/discontinued-products.html

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R.

 

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Tried that already the Hard Disk Manufacturer said it was the bios? It is the original bios on this board so i thought i should update my question is Intel said for me to install all the previous bios updates not just the newest one?

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jafwiz: If the motherboard has the original BIOS, you can always try to update it to the latest version progressively, installing all the BIOS versions until you get to the latest one:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/50098/Intel-Desktop-Board-DH67BL https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/50098/Intel-Desktop-Board-DH67BL

 

The motherboard is End Of Interactive Support and at this point it is up to you to try the BIOS update. We cannot guarantee it will work or if there might be some problems with the BIOS update process.

 

Fellow community members will further assist you with this subject or you can always find the Discontinued Products Website helpful to address your request.

Regards,

 

Alberto R.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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I just want to be sure i download the correct bios for this board? I went into my bios and got these number can you tell me if the bios you sent me to i the correct on for this. BLH6710H.86A.0162.BI

Also how can i back up the bios i have now encase there is a problem i could reinstall what i have back onto the system?

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jafwiz: Yes, that is the correct BIOS for the board. Please read the notes showing on the following link, in there you will see all the information in regard to the BIOS update:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27732/BIOS-Update-BLH6710H-86A-?product=50098

 

 

Remember not to update the BIOS all the way to the latest version, please do it progressively.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R.

 

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Last question Do you think that when i get to the latest version of the bios updates it will fix the problem of not recognizing the 3tb drive that shows up as 746gb? I called the drive maker and they told me the bios might fix it?

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jafwiz: The motherboard is End Of Interactive Support and at this point it is up to you to try the BIOS update. We cannot guarantee it will work or if there might be some problems with the BIOS update process.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R.

 

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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You don't actually need any BIOS update to get this to work!

What you need to do is enable UEFI Boot support in the BIOS. When using the BIOS' (default) Legacy Boot support, the maximum drive size supported is 2TB. Larger drives require UEFI Boot support.

When you install your O/S, you need to make sure that you delete *all* existing partitions on the drive and then tell Windows to install to the drive's free space (which should now encompass the entire drive). This step is necessary to ensure that any existing partition table is replaced with one that supports GPT partitioning. GPT partitioning is also a requirement to be able to use drives larger than 2TB.

Hope this helps,

...S

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