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New Seagate 3T external HD came with 2 partitions: 2048 / 746.52 GB.

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September 9, 2012 9:47:55 AM

New Seagate 3T external HD came with 2 partitions: 2048 GB and 746.52 GB. Larger partition formatted NTFS. Smaller partition says "Unallocated" and will not do anything. Larger partition will not extend to include the second partition. Second partition will not format and become a "Simple Volume". Is this an MBR/GPT problem or someting else? What do I do to use the second smaller partition?
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September 10, 2012 9:28:11 AM

What is your operating system? I think yes it is because of MBR disk do not support up to 2TB. You could initialize (use build in disk management) this disk to GPT disk by first deleting all the partitions and then initializing it to GPT, But only windows server 2003, winXP 64 bit and the version later, like win 7/8 (32 bit and 64 bit) could support GPT DISK.
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September 17, 2012 12:29:20 AM

BefuddledDIY said:
New Seagate 3T external HD came with 2 partitions: 2048 GB and 746.52 GB. Larger partition formatted NTFS. Smaller partition says "Unallocated" and will not do anything. Larger partition will not extend to include the second partition. Second partition will not format and become a "Simple Volume". Is this an MBR/GPT problem or someting else? What do I do to use the second smaller partition?


To answer my own question - use a third party program. There are some suggestions at http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277170-32-best-partit....
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February 13, 2013 4:02:48 PM


hello
i had problem with my nas drive when clickig on it now it works but the back ground of screen shrinks goes black and graphics go blurey and slows down. not a whizz in pcs but dont know what to do i had put the new avg 2013 and firewall was blocking me from accessing my folder on the buffalo. please can you help me
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a c 812 G Storage
February 14, 2013 12:28:50 AM

Start your own thread, listing your system specs (make and model #'s), the specs of your nas, and the problem you are seeing.
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February 21, 2013 10:06:32 AM

dont know what these things mean any one get send me steps to fix pc going black please
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February 21, 2013 1:05:42 PM

I guy on another forum had this problem and segate emailed him the fix.

http://forums.seagate.com/t5/GoFlex-GoFlex-Desk-GoFlex-...

Go to DOS command line (click on “Start Menu”, then type in “cmd” in search textbox, and hit “Enter”)

* Type in “DiskPart” in command line and hit enter.
* Type in “list disk” in command line and hit enter to show all disks in this machine.
* Type “select disk (the drive disk number in disk management)” and hit enter to set the focus to the specified drive, for example select disk 1 and hit enter. (1 represents the number of your disk in Disk management.)
* Type “clean” to zero sectors.

Go back to Disk Management, you can see the disk is “unallocated” now. Right click on "Not initialized", choose “Initialize Disk”. Then the drive should be ready to partition and format.

Now right click on the "Unallocated" area
Select "New Simple Volume or New Partition"
Agree with everything until you see this:

Default
NTFS
New Volume = ( name the drive whatever you would like )

Then put a checkmark in the box "Perform a quick format"
Select Apply or start
When the drive is ready for use it will say NTFS - Healthy
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