06-14-2011 04:05 AM
Hi, I just bought the XT 3TB drive and having problem setting it up. Installation was no problem and used Windows 7 system to partition and format the drive. However, I noticed that the drive was split into two partition as follow:-
Logical drive 2047.99 GB
Unallocated Drive 746.52 GB
How can I partition the drive in such a way that I get 3 TB in one partition? Any way and help greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
06-14-2011 07:04 AM
You need either a UEFI bios or you have to accept it as two drives on one, they do however show up on Ubuntu as a 3TB, and I formatted mine the other day and that showed one 3TB partition, still trying to work out how though.
06-14-2011 07:33 AM
Hi, I just download the Seagate DiscWizard utilities and extended the disk capacity success. Then I successfully did a format of the new drive @ 2.7 TB with the DiscWizard. However, to my surprise, the entire drive just disappeared from "My Computer" screen. I cannot locate the 3TB drive at all ??!!?? It's gone! Can help?
06-14-2011 08:12 AM - edited 06-15-2011 12:06 PM
That's right, that's how I seem to remember it myself buddy, easiest way out is if you can slave it and reset the partitions in Diskwizard.
Right click MC icon and select manage, then disk management, you might find it there unallocated.
You should have a 2TB drive showing in DW, if you use the extended drive thing it should put it back as two drives again.
Let me give you a couple of pointers bud, bear in mind I've only had one a week though and I'm still studying it's habits.
If you put an O/S on it and it pauses and hangs, roll the RST driver back to V9, anything but V10 My latest testing shows V9 to be a lot more stable, however I am currently testing V10 WITHOUT the CONSOLE installed, will update results later.
Make sure you have AHCI/RAID settings enabled in you bios before installing Vista or W7, XP needs a slipstreamed boot disk or you will get BSOD.
Make sure you have all connector's secure, guess who didn't but thats the downside of doing things by 5w bulb @ 3am.
If you want to split it up into say 4 partitions, do it before you install with Diskwizard.
06-14-2011 08:40 AM - edited 06-14-2011 08:45 AM
I wouldn't leave it like that tbh, iirc you will find in a few boot off's time all has disappeared again, best to have it as two drives like this.
06-14-2011 04:43 PM
large disks can be used by 64-bit XP and up. Windows 7 x64 can boot large disks on a UEFI based machine.
as a data disk, use disk manager and change the disk from MBR to GPT than remove any smaller partitions and then youc an create a single large partition to use for backups or data etc.