WD 1TB External Harddrive showing as 2TB Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Hard Drive Storage Last response: August 26, 2011 11:33 AM in Storage Share SriSri August 15, 2011 9:27:51 AM Hi All, I have a strange problem with my WD 2.5' 1TB external hard drive. I am not able to access any content from it. It is showing 2TB as its capacity in all the partition tools but not allowing me to create partition with an I/O error. Everytime I connect the hard drive, the device is getting recognized and showing in the the Device Manager under 'Disk Drives'. But it is not showing in the disk manager. Is there any way to resize the disk capacity back to 1TB and get it into working condition. Regards Sri More about : 1tb external harddrive showing 2tb dark_lord69 August 15, 2011 2:49:12 PM Did you happen to add it to a disk array like "just a bunch of disks"? This would make it seem larger than it really is by combining more than 1 drive. Otherwise I would call the manufacturer cause it sounds faulty to me. fzabkar a c 194 G Storage August 16, 2011 1:49:25 PM Your drive is dead. :-( Try one of the following diagnostics: HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux): http://www.hdsentinel.com/ HDDScan for Windows: http://hddscan.com/ How does Microsoft's UVCView utility see the external drive? http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SriSri August 26, 2011 11:33:29 AM thanks for the responses. It is a single external hard drive. None of the tools are able to resize it. I had to buy a new disk. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWestern digital external hdd instead of 1tb showing 2tb in diskmanager Forum2TB showing up as 1TB ?? ForumWD 2TB External HD, MBR, Delayed write file ForumWD External 1TB Click of Death, but still partially visible... ForumSeagate Barracuda 2TB STBD2000101 or WD Caviar Black 1TB WDBAAZ0010HN ForumSeagate GoFlex Desk Adapter with WD Caviar Green 2TB Drive ForumRaid5: 6x 1TB vs 4x 2TB ForumWD GREEN 1TB drive crashes windows bootup when connected Forum3TB Hard Drive only showing 2TB in control panel... ForumWD caviar: 1TB black vs 2TB green ForumTwo 1TB RAID or WD Black 2TB ForumMy WD 2TB external hdd shows up in the disk management but cannot be initilized ForumIomega External Harddrive not found ForumBest bang for bucks sata6 hard-drive ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHow to put all my data onto an external HDD? ForumHow can i format my iomega 1TB whan it doesent show on drive ForumWhat is a external hard disk enclosure used for? ForumProblems with external hard drive after dropping it!! ForumExternal hard drive wants to format but I need what\'s on it More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !