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Old July 18, 2011, 06:46 PM
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just picked up a fresh WD green 3TB from NCIX.. I plugged it into my Thermaltake BlacX dock, partitioned, formatted and only got 2.1TB ?! Is this normal? Did I do something wrong? Should I be RMA'ing this?

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*UPDATE*

After doing some reading, I've run diskpart on the drive, cleaned it and converted it to GPT. In disk manager still only 2.1 TB of unallocated space? What am I doing wrong?

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Old July 19, 2011, 08:46 AM
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I finally figured it out last night after opening up my case and plugging it directly to a SATA port. When directly plugged it, it will read 2.8 TB, but not on my Thermaltake HDD Dock. (on either USB or eSATA). I then went into my BIOS and checked my onboard settings. I believe it was changing my SATA from AHCI to IDE mode. (It was late and I was tired), but I booted it back up and Disk manager now read the drive @ 2.8TB of space! So not exactly sure how I got there, but I got there lol.
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