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Old July 18, 2011, 05:46 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?




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, 07:46 AM
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Old July 19, 2011, 08:14 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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