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Yes, I am completely embarrased to ask this, but, I just did a fresh W7 install since I got a new ssd yesterday, and I used one of my spinpoint f3 drives as a storage drive. I am trying to create a smaller 200gb partition on the drive but when i right click, i dont see the option to create a new simple volume? I tried reformatting it in windows but its still not letting me...what am i doing wrong?

Attached is a pic of my drives and setup..thanks
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You'll need to shrink it first to make room for the new one.
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Yes, I am completely embarrased to ask this, but, I just did a fresh W7 install since I got a new ssd yesterday, and I used one of my spinpoint f3 drives as a storage drive. I am trying to create a smaller 200gb partition on the drive but when i right click, i dont see the option to create a new simple volume? I tried reformatting it in windows but its still not letting me...what am i doing wrong?
You need to shrink your volume to create free space, then create a new partition from the free space.

How To Shrink Parition
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I tried to shrink the drive by 250gb (256000mb) and I got this message...but if you look at the top of the screen it DID shrink it...but I still cant create a new partition on the drive...did I do something wrong?
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Not sure whats going on there, have you got anything on the drive? You mentioned you formatted it. Can you format again?, then create a partition of size 200 then create another in the space thats left.

Only other suggestion I have is restart windows and see if it catches up with the changes it seems to of half made.
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Not sure whats going on there, have you got anything on the drive? You mentioned you formatted it. Can you format again?, then create a partition of size 200 then create another in the space thats left.

Only other suggestion I have is restart windows and see if it catches up with the changes it seems to of half made.
drive is completely blank...it was in a raid array, then when i got the ssd i just kept this one to use as a storage drive

i quick formatted it and did the same thing and the same thing happened....

when you say format it again, do you mean by right clicking on it in the windows disk management window i am in and clicking format?
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Sorry I ment Delete the volume, from the right click menu in disk management - this will give a blank drive - then create volumes in the unallocated space of the size you want.
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Sorry I ment Delete the volume, from the right click menu in disk management - this will give a blank drive - then create volumes in the unallocated space of the size you want.
gotcha...let me try that now, ill report back...i really appreciate the help
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Sorry I ment Delete the volume, from the right click menu in disk management - this will give a blank drive - then create volumes in the unallocated space of the size you want.
that worked! thanks again for all the help, i appreciate it! have a good night
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Glad you got it figured out.
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