Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1579 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 154

Trusted

Topic # 150569 27-Jul-2014 07:04
Send private message

Hi

So I connect a 1TB portable USB drive up to my HG659 and it is showing as being 60.2MB.
Because it's reporting the disc size and free space incorrectly I don't think File history in Windows 8.1 is working correctly.

The drive is formatted as NTFS if that makes a difference.
Any ideas on how to have it report the space correctly?




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


Create new topic
6063 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1831

Trusted

  Reply # 1096477 27-Jul-2014 08:51
Send private message

Might have a hidden second partition it is picking up




 




1579 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 154

Trusted

  Reply # 1096605 27-Jul-2014 14:07
Send private message

Reconnected the drive to a windows machine and in "Computer Manager" only the 1 partition is shown.

I've network mounted the drive, so not sure what's going on...




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


1405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 260

Subscriber

  Reply # 1100937 3-Aug-2014 07:00
Send private message

mentalinc: Hi

So I connect a 1TB portable USB drive up to my HG659 and it is showing as being 60.2MB.
Because it's reporting the disc size and free space incorrectly I don't think File history in Windows 8.1 is working correctly.

The drive is formatted as NTFS if that makes a difference.
Any ideas on how to have it report the space correctly?


It appears that it might be formatted using GPT partition rather than MBR as it sounds like it is picking up the EFI boot partition which normally sits at the beginning of the disk.




Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone X 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny

 




1579 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 154

Trusted

  Reply # 1100940 3-Aug-2014 07:35
Send private message

Ahh that's highly likely given it was formatted on 8.1, good thinking!






CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.