Help with a Toshiba Canvio 3 TB hard drive

#1
I would like to get this hard drive to run on Ubuntu Studio, but when I go to the step to define the partitions, the partition table shows only 375 GB out of 2.72 TB. I don't know why my external drive would only be allowed only 375 GB of space to install Ubuntu Studio. Do I need to format this external drive as a GPT file system so Ubuntu Studio can recognize all the space on it?

I know it seems stupid, but here are my computer specs: 1 GB (about 128 or 256 MB of RAM is used for video), a 320 GB hard drive with 298 GB space available after Windows Vista OS installation, and currently has 265 GB free out of 298 GB.

My External drive is a Toshiba Canvio 3 TB and the model number is HDWC130XK3J1

If any of you who are on this forum have had similar problems please let me know if you have any solutions!
 
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devans

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#2
Not sure in your case but I've run into a number of applications that don't do well with large GPT formatted drives. The workaround has been to reformat into partitions less than 2TB and use NTF.
Hope this helps