Hey there, I recently built my first ever system and it's been running great ( Thanks to the immense amount of help and support from this community. ) I'm super duper proud of the system and it's performance is beyond what I expected, however I'm having one issue.
I purchased a seagate barracuda 3 T drive, but my system is only picking up 2 T. Is there a way to get my system to pick up the rest of the data ?
System info :
i5 3570k ( running stock )
G.Skill sniper 8 gigs
Adata SSD 128 gb
On windows 7 64 bit
went into the disk manager and I don't have an option to convert to GPT. However, I do see that my system is aware of the disk size ( it lists it as a full 3 t ) however, it shows a system partition, the main partition of 2T and a third, black " unallocated" partition just after that. I'm not sure if I could change the partition to include those extra few hundred gigs, but I am unable to partition that excess space in black, when I right click it gives me no options.
You need to convert the disk to GPT before it can see the extra 1 TB. I did a search on Microsoft.com and this is what I came up with. It should allow you to convert the partition table and then enable you to partition it as a 3TB disk. Note: make sure you completely backup all of your data because the conversion process requires the disk to be empty.
Check out Computer Management then goto Disk Management - I'm not sure if the option is here (under format I think) since I use Partition Manager. You might need to consolodate all allocated and unallocated space - on this disk only - first (e.g. delete volume/partition)....please be carefull here.
After a little fiddling I finally got it all to work. You guys were indeed right, needed to convert to GPT. My system is now showing a sexy 3T of space. ^_^ ; Really really glad I caught this early before my space started to run out.