10-27-2012 03:26 AM
I bought an Seagate Expansion 3TB USB drive:
My fisrt idea was to get de 3TB HDD into any free SATA internal port on my computer under windows 7. Only after connecting it, I realized that my BIOS was incompatible with drives over 2 TB and it altered my partition table. I only could see and 746 GB partition.
Now, when no working goog, I would want to use this device like originally, in his enclosure as a 3TB USB drive.
I only could format as and 3TB partition connecting to and SATA port on another computer and in linux (Ubuntu), removing the partition table for another one.
- GPT drive and 3TB complete partition
- MBR partition and 2 x 1,5 TB partitions
Both methods work in the internal SATA port on the other machine.
The problem is when I put the drive back in his enclosure it go back to an 746GB parition only.
Investigating in google I found this:
I assume that in normals USB enclosures it can be, but in this one, sized originally in 3TB, it can't be the problem.
- ¿How can I fix the partition table to get 3TB in usb enclosure?
- ¿What type of partition have to be? MBR, GPT? another one?
thanks in advance to you
11-06-2012 08:39 AM
Please try using our DiscWizard utility while the drive is in the enclosure to see if you can access the drive's full capacity. Here's a knowledge base article with information about this and a link to download the software: