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Hello to all!

A week ago i got my 1st 3tb hdd seagate!
When i first installed it and log in windows went to computer managment and
saw only 765gb all that drive!
I got nervous and restarted to change in bios from achi mode to ide cause
i thought that was the problem.
Indeed after that i "saw the rest 2tb of that drive and formatted that drive with total space 2.7 tera.
After a few hours... format was done and i was very happy so i moved from a 2tb hdd data to the new hdd.This took hours.
Now on this Friday i tried to move more data on that drive and while moving
folders where dissapearing!!!
I thought again the achi mode was that problem and again turned it to ide.
But when i logged on windows again when i clicked on that drive windows wanted to format the drive!!!

Did i lost all my data?
will checkdisk /r will help me!
I'got files since 1999 on that drive!!!frown.gif

Please help!!!
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Recuva
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thanks man...will try it!
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NTFS only supports volumes up to 2 TB. If you created one giant partition that was 2.7 TB or whatever, that could be why you're running into trouble.
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so what must i do...should i split that drive if i recover my files?
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Originally Posted by TRELOXELO;13081212 
so what must i do...should i split that drive if i recover my files?

I'm not really sure what can be done to rescue the data off that drive. You have it backed up still on your other drive right?

I would just wipe the new drive, and split it into two 1.35 TB partitions (or you can split it any other way you like so long as no partitions are 2TB or greater.) Then you can recopy all the data you need. If for some reason you don't have the original data backed up doh.gif, then yea something like Recuva would probably be one of your few hopes.
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Splitting the drive is easy backing up is the hard part...frown.gif
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I have a 3tb drive and it works just fine in one partition.
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post #9 of 25
If you still have the data on the old drive then your in better shape then most people. Partition off as you like but not to exceed more than 2tb at any one part of a partition.
If you have indeed deleted the data off the old drive then recuva is an excellent tool to use or you could dl and burn a ubuntu live cd and recover that way.
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post #10 of 25
Make sure when you recover the data using Recuva you listen to it and recover the data to your 2TB HDD, otherwise you run the risk of overriding files as it is copying them back on. You don't have any jumpers on the back of the drive do you? If so make sure they are set to the proper jumpers for the sector size smile.gif The problem with windows 7 and 2 TB is with MBR drives (2 TB is limit for MBR drives). If you have the correct computer and set up your drive to use GPT, you should be fine. The bad side is that you'll need a motherboard which has UEFI accessible and have windows 7 installed in UEFI mode for this to work. So look for motherboards which mention EFI or UEFI (UEFI is new name for EFI).

Here is more information on the seagates HDD's

http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-features/49811-seagate-says-3tb-drive-requires-64-bit-os
Edited by XiCynx - 4/11/11 at 12:50am
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