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Windows doesnt show me the disk in disk management or in computer, but Ive found that with EaseUS partiton it appears! I can do a new partition...should I do that?...it says 2.73Tb (unallocated) ......I dont want to do a new partition, but it seems that its the only thing I can do frown.gif
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Windows doesnt show me the disk in disk management or in computer, but Ive found that with EaseUS partiton it appears! I can do a new partition...should I do that?...it says 2.73Tb (unallocated) ......I dont want to do a new partition, but it seems that its the only thing I can do frown.gif
Was there data on the drive before?

if not when how are you going to use the drive without making a new partition and formatting it? Also the drive needs to be GPT, not MBR.

Easy way to format the new drive if it is indeed new and has no data on it:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type Convert GPT, press Enter
  6. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  8. Type assign, press Enter
  9. Type exit, press Enter
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Was there data on the drive before?
if not when how are you going to use the drive without making a new partition and formatting it? Also the drive needs to be GPT, not MBR.
Easy way to format the new drive if it is indeed new and has no data on it:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type Convert GPT, press Enter
  6. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  8. Type assign, press Enter
  9. Type exit, press Enter

Wanna use it as a 2nd hd, I have an ssd to boot windows.
I will try what you said, can't now because I disconnected it and its installing updates...
I will send you a pm when I edit this Message so you can see it wink.gif thanks.

EDIT: IT WORKS!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!
The problem was that I installed windows on the ssd with the Hdd connected.....after I reinstalled with the hdd without connect it, and connected after installed, I could see it in the disk management!
so I click on "converto to gpt" from disk magement and then I opened the cmd and continued from the point 6, the one that you told me.........thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! now I have 2.76tb disk biggrin.gif!!
Edited by jpopsuki - 10/22/12 at 9:44pm
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