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cant see full volume on new HD


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Alienware area 51

bought additional 3TB HD from western digital

when I review this to start format it is reading only 746.39GB of unallocated space

What do I do to see the full 3TB?

Edited by SamBeavis, 23 July 2011 - 04:49 AM.

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Where are you reviewing this? And what are the specs of the machine you are putting this in?

And this sounds like it was a used HD - was it?
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its in disk management and no its brand new
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Please answer the question about the computer.

In disk management, it should show the whole disk, including any partitions. It sounds like it has been partitioned into more than one volume, but only some has been allocated.

What does Disk Management show for that whole device?
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Please answer the question about the computer.

In disk management, it should show the whole disk, including any partitions. It sounds like it has been partitioned into more than one volume, but only some has been allocated.

What does Disk Management show for that whole device?

nothing has yet been partitioned
put disk in
went into disk management and saw only the limited disk space and so havent yet partitioned...
nothing yet allocated
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Not saying this is the problem but worth reading

Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review

http://www.legitrevi...article/1442/1/

Breaking the 2.19TB Hard Drive Barrier

http://www.legitrevi...article/1442/2/

The bad news is that if you are running Windows XP that this method does not work even with an HBA card and support is not provided. Windows Vista and 7 users can use an HBA and use a 3TB drive, but get this. Apple OSX fully supports 2.5TB and 3TB drives without any hardware/software hacks. We were told that every Intel Mac PC uses EFI and GUID partitioning. This means that the 2.19TB barrier is a Windows barrier and not a computing barrier in general.
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im using windows 7
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Are you using it as an internal or external

model and number of hard drive will be helpfull

Full format capacity is 2.72TB approx

32 bit or 64 bit win 7

Edited by peter99, 24 July 2011 - 03:20 PM.

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Are you using it as an internal or external

model and number of hard drive will be helpfull

Full format capacity is 2.72TB approx

32 bit or 64 bit win 7

internal HD
Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 7200PRM SATA 6Gb/s
64 bit win 7
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seems quite common. resolved with the following http://www.servetheh...rd-drive-issue/
bloody drivers
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Great find Sam! Thanks for posting that. Bookmarked! :)

bloody drivers

It seems more the fault of various related hardware technologies advancing at slightly different rates - it is just impossible for all players to keep current all the time.
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