Hardware manufacturers are producing disk drives with geometric increases in disk capacity compared to a few years ago, broadening their appeal and functionality for a wide spectrum of end users. The new 3TB drives are ideal for storing large files such as HD-video, archived images and music in lossless compression format. They can be used as external storage devices alongside desktops and laptops, or inserted inside workstations and home computers. When technology improves as quickly as it has with storage capacity on HDDs, the surrounding software technology often has to catch up.
2.2TB+ drives are out of the supported size range for the popular Windows XP 32-bit system. Though two new Windows versions have been released since XP, it's still utilized on 51% of computers worldwide. Meaning, roughly half of PC users simply cannot use the new hard disk drives.
A New Solution from Paragon
Paragon Software has met this vital need by developing a unique technology, which is currently implemented in Paragon GPT Loader. It includes a special driver, which augments Windows XP by adding support for GPT (GUID Partition Table) disks and a utility to help you initialize ultra high capacity drives (larger than 2.2TB).
Note! The current version of Paragon GPT Loader cannot help you to accommodate Windows OS on a 2.2TB+ drive. Its main purpose is to provide access to 2.2TB+ drives connected internally as a secondary device under Windows XP. Only internally connected single 2.2TB+ drives are supported, not external storages, or those combined into RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks).
Why Paragon GPT Loader?
- Allows the use of all disk space on a 2.2TB+ drive under Windows XP
- Includes an elegant utility to initialize ultra high capacity disks
- Augments Windows XP by adding support for GPT disks
- Can be of great help for home users, IT administrators, or IT service providers