Paragon GPT Loader Grants Instant Access to Internal 3TB+ Hard Disk Drives Under Any Windows OS Since XP
Available Free as Part of the Early Adopter Program, Paragon GPT Loader adds new functionality to access single HDDs more than 2TB in capacity
London, UK, December 14, 2010 – Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, has expanded support of its Paragon GPT Loader to include any Windows OS since XP, granting full access to modern 3TB+ hard disk drives (HDDs). Paragon GPT Loader now overrides crippled HDD controller drivers in Windows Vista and later OSes to access internal HDDs more than 2TB in capacity despite limitations of system software.
With the growing ability to produce HDDs with higher capacities year over year, a wider spectrum of end users are finding the new 3TB+ drives ideal for use as external storage devices alongside desktops and laptops, or inserted inside workstations and home computers as internal storage.Demand increases as large files -- such as HD-video, archived images and music in lossless compression format -- become stored and accessed more frequently in the home and workplace.
Newer Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, appear to support modern high-capacity drives at first glance, but other system software -- including Intel Storage Matrix Drivers for HDD controllers, which occur in most systems equipped with Intel chipset-based motherboards -- limit that support, causing the majority of the disk to remain unavailable. With only 750GB of the usable disk space accessible, users who purchase 3TB drives are paying a premium for storage space that cannot be used due to the limitations of controller drivers native to the operating system.
Paragon GPT Loader, a specially designed driver that adds the functionality to support the GPT partitioning scheme under Windows XP, now grants full, native access to 3TB+ drives connected internally for any Windows OS since XP, including Windows 7.
Paragon GPT Loader supports internally connected single 3TB+ drives under Windows XP, excluding drives used as external storage or those combined into RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks).Paragon GPT Loader replaces outdated HDD controller drivers to use 3TB+ disks under any Windows OS since Vista, including Windows 7.Available for immediate download, free of charge as part of the Early Adopter Program, interested parties are invited to run pre-production software to help validate features of the new technology. Paragon GPT Loader can be downloaded at http://www.paragon-software.com/support/early-adopter/index.html.