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GIGABYTE Announces 3TB+ Unlock Utility

Enables 32bit Systems without Hybrid EFI Technology to Utilize Unallocated Space on New 3TB+ HDDs

2011/03/21

Taipei, Taiwan, March 18, 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://www.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 

Chipset Model Model Model Model
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
 
Chipset Model Model Model Model
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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