Accessing large external drives

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I'm about to buy another external drive to run from my iMac running Mavericks. I'm reading mixed messages as to whether there is a restriction on the size of drive / partition that my mac will be able to access. I'm looking at getting either a 3TB or 4TB drive (WD Green most likely) and although I don't have a problem partitioning such as two drives I'd rather use it as one partition. Any thoughts?
 
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As far as I know, windows is the only barrier for size limitations. If you are not going to use it on a windows machine, then get what you want.
 
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Yep, maximum HFS+ volume size is around 8 exabytes .. formatted as a Mac drive, you've no problems.
 

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