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I went into computer management and added this new tb3 drive i just bought. It gave it a volume then a drive letter. It shows up in my computer now but it only shows 2TB.


In the computer management>storage area it shows 795GB of unallocated space for this HD. How do i get those unallocated space back?
    
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is it you boot drive?
and what FS is on it?
fat32 can on;y go up to 2tb
I think ntfs is the same way
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13736108 
is it you boot drive?
and what FS is on it?
fat32 can on;y go up to 2tb
I think ntfs is the same way

what does FS mean?

It is my storage drive.

if it can only go up to 2TB how do I get the rest of the space back? I'm on win 7 64 bit btw and have 4 internal hard drives if that matters.
    
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can you format it in the new exFAT?

FS File Structure. Is it FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS?


Windows 7 introduced a new FS (File Structure) called exFAT. exFAT will "see" a 3TB formatted disk, and even higher.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 6/3/11 at 4:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tuesday0108;13736111 
what does FS mean?

It is my storage drive.

if it can only go up to 2TB how do I get the rest of the space back? I'm on win 7 64 bit btw and have 4 internal hard drives if that matters.

FS=file system

you will need two partition
one 2tb
and another 1tb

EDIT: I don't think you can boot form a partition over 2tb with a motherboard that use BIOS
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 6/3/11 at 4:18am
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can you format it in the new exFAT?

FS File Structure. Is it FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS?

formatted into NTFS, then tried exfat and same thing.
    
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13736123 
FS=file system

you will need two partition
one 2tb
and another 1tb

I see the other part of the hard drive has unallocated space, but it doesn't allow me to give it a volume or format it.
    
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Originally Posted by tuesday0108;13736135 
I see the other part of the hard drive has unallocated space, but it doesn't allow me to give it a volume or format it.

what software are you using?
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13736140 
what software are you using?

just the one that comes with windows 7 in control panel/admin tools/computer management
    
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Originally Posted by tuesday0108;13736147 
just the one that comes with windows 7 in control panel/admin tools/computer management

you might need something better them that
but I'm not too familiar with windows hdd partitioning/formatting software
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