GIGABYTE Announces 3TB+ Unlock Utility

Written by Ben Hardwidge

March 24, 2011 // 10:57 a.m.

-- GIGABYTE Announces 3TB+ Unlock Utility –
-- Enables 32bit Systems without Hybrid EFI Technology to Utilize Unallocated Space on New 3TB+ HDDs --


Taipei, Taiwan, March 24, 2011 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today officially announced the availability of the 3TB+ Unlock Utility that allows GIGABYTE motherboards without Hybrid EFI Technology to recognize and use unallocated space on new 3TB and larger hard disc drives (HDDs). The utility is freely available from the utilities page of the official GIGABYTE website: http:/uk.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/Utility.aspx.

GIGABYTE 3TB+ Unlock optimizes HDD storage space by allowing the user to create a virtual drive with space that exceeds 2048GB, the maximum amount of storage recognized by 32bit versions of operating systems such as Windows XP. The virtual drives are limited to 2048GB, and the user can create up to 128 partitions, as long as there is additional unallocated space on the HDD. 3TB+ Unlock supports both GPT (GUID Partition Table) and MBR (Master Boot Record) partition styles, however with MBR the number of partitions are limited to 8.

3TB+ Unlock currently supports new high-end motherboard models based on the Intel® X58, Intel® 6 series and AMD 8 series chipsets, and is in the process of being ported to older chipset models so that it will support all motherboards that are currently shipping.

GIGABYTE Motherboard Models Supported at Time of Launch:

Intel® X58
G1.Assassin
G1.Sniper
G1.Guerrilla
GA-X58A-UD9
GA-X58A-UD7
GA-EX58-EXTREME
GA-X58A-UD5
GA-EX58-UD5
GA-EX58-UD4P
GA-EX58-UD4
GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI
GA-X58A-UD3R
GA-EX58-UD3R
GA-X58-USB3
GA-EX58-DS4

Intel® P67
GA-P67A-UD7-B3
GA-P67A-UD7
GA-P67A-UD5-B3
GA-P67A-UD5
GA-P67A-UD4-B3
GA-P67A-UD4
GA-P67A-UD3P-B3
GA-P67A-UD3P
GA-P67A-UD3R-B3
GA-P67A-UD3R
GA-P67A-UD3-B3
GA-P67A-UD3

Intel® H67
GA-PH67A-UD3-B3
GA-PH67A-UD3
GA-PH67-UD3-B3
GA-PH67-UD3
GA-H67A-UD3H-B3
GA-H67A-UD3H
GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3
GA-H67MA-UD2H
GA-H67M-UD2H-B3
GA-H67M-UD2H
GA-H67MA-D2H-B3
GA-H67MA-D2H
GA-H67M-D2-B3
GA-H67M-D2
GA-H67N-USB3-B3
GA-H67A-USB3-B3

Intel® H61
GA-PA65-UD3-B3
GA-HA65M-UD3H-B3
GA-HA65M-D2H-B3
GA-H61M-USB3-B3
GA-P61-USB3-B3
GA-H61M-D2P-B3
GA-H61M-D2-B3

Intel® B65
GA-P65A-UD3

AMD 890FX
GA-890FXA-UD5

AMD 890GX
GA-890GPA-UD3H

AMD 880G
GA-880GA-UD3H
GA-880G-UD3H
GA-880G-USB3 (Coming Soon)
GA-880GMA-USB3 (Coming Soon)
GA-880GM-USB3
GA-880GM-UD2H
GA-880GM-D2H

For more information about GIGABYTE 3TB+ Unlock and other exciting GIGABYTE motherboard technologies, please visit the official GIGABYTE website and the GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog.

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