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3tb shows as 1.99tb free of 1.99TB & 60gb SSD shows as 55.7gb HELP PLEASE

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January 19, 2014 1:57:00 PM

Why does this only show as 1.99tb when it is a 3tb drive and how do I change it to use the whole 3tb please? It is a newly unused installed HDD.

The 60gb SDD has nothing on it. It did have a system reserve but I deleted this in disk management - was this the right thing to do?

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.

More about : 3tb shows 99tb free 99tb 60gb ssd shows 7gb

a c 501 G Storage
January 19, 2014 2:07:40 PM

You need to provide system and OS specs to get an answer.

Both your system and OS must support drives larger than 2.2TB to support a 3TB drive.
January 19, 2014 2:43:45 PM

ok thanks here it is:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P
Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x4GB)
Hard Drives: Corsair 60GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s & OCZ Agility 3 120gb SSD
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
PSU: 400W Xigmatek

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a b G Storage
January 19, 2014 2:58:35 PM

Chances are your 3TB drive needs converted from MBR to GPT.
Follow this guide -

As for the SSD this is normal. You will always be missing a few GB due to over-provisioning.

If Windows is installed to the SSD you shouldn't delete the System reserve partition. It holds the BCD and I doubt your system will boot without it. You might have to boot from a Windows DVD and run Startup Repair to fix this.
January 19, 2014 3:34:13 PM

Thank you very much. I will give it a go. Much appreciated