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# 114629 26-Feb-2013 09:23
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My continuing story of moving over to a readynas system
Was cleaning off a 2tb WD ext Drive that had been formatted into two
must have done somthing wrong a s it went to 1tb after getting rid of the partition and now I cant seem to get it back to 2Tb been trying all diffrent disk software
anyone had the same experince?




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  # 770280 26-Feb-2013 09:38
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Have you tried the Disk Utility on a Linux Live CD? That's what I always use to partition my drives. Surely that would pick up the second partition?

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  # 770299 26-Feb-2013 10:00
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Try GParted




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  # 770353 26-Feb-2013 10:56

Have you tried to do to Disk management? Can you see the full 2tb there? Sounds like the drive had 2 partitions so check there. You should be able to format the partitions that you deleted. And you should be able to merge it as well.

You can also use diskpart from command prompt.



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  # 770373 26-Feb-2013 11:12
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Geez guys thanks for all your quick responses but I am not a techie and whereas I am quite happy to install windows based software on my main work machine when i start  seeing the old dos type screens i get nervous. Trolling the net this seems to be a somewhat common problem I would have thought that WD would have a download and fix program. I ve tried about 6 different disk utilities of the net Damm !! it would have been cheaper just to buy a another 2 tb drive rather than use the external

anyway do I spend the next three hours trying to figure it out (what I know will take a tec 10 mins to fix if that ) or do I sell it on trademe as a screwed drive you fix it???




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  # 770389 26-Feb-2013 11:46

gnfb1234: Geez guys thanks for all your quick responses but I am not a techie and whereas I am quite happy to install windows based software on my main work machine when i start  seeing the old dos type screens i get nervous. Trolling the net this seems to be a somewhat common problem I would have thought that WD would have a download and fix program. I ve tried about 6 different disk utilities of the net Damm !! it would have been cheaper just to buy a another 2 tb drive rather than use the external

anyway do I spend the next three hours trying to figure it out (what I know will take a tec 10 mins to fix if that ) or do I sell it on trademe as a screwed drive you fix it???


Do This Step by Step

NOTE: ** This will format the drive so make sure you backup your data.

If you get stuck let me know.

Start -> Run -> cmd (and press enter)

When the black box comes up type Type: diskpart



Another box will come up.

Type: list disk



Here you can see all the disk internal or external in the computer. (best to remove any other drives apart from the affected one and your system one just to be safe)

In my example I have USB drive so I know the size is a 30GB drive so its the one in the "Disk 1 - 28GB"

Then type: select disk "number" the number will be the drive that is your external 2TB drive. In this example mine is Disk 1



Now that your external drive is selected type: clean

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Now go to disk management



You will notice that the drive says its Unallocated.

Right click it and select new simple volume & click Next

Just make sure when you get to the box below the maximum disk space is the same number as the simple volume



Click next leave the drive letter as default and click next (unless you want a specific letter)



Here by default my drive comes up with FAT32 you might get NTFS. (leave it at what ever it selects, I think your drive will be NTFS) then click next & finish



And wala you have a fully useable drive :) You should be able to go to My Computer and see the full space

Let me know if you get stuck in any of the steps.




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  # 770417 26-Feb-2013 12:26
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Isn't the OP's problem a case of deleting a 2nd partition without expanding the 1st partition to fill the available space?

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  # 770425 26-Feb-2013 12:37

Bung: Isn't the OP's problem a case of deleting a 2nd partition without expanding the 1st partition to fill the available space?


Really? To me on the original post suggests that he is trying to get the 2TB space. Must have understood wrong. Regardless once the steps above is done he could just split the drive in 2 if there is no data that he wants to keep.

 
 
 
 




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  # 770459 26-Feb-2013 13:36
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Again I say thanks for the help
Ok I tried gparted even got it all up and loaded but either i didn't do something rite or whatever it didn't help 

So just to recap on what happened

I had a working 2tb wd drive all good

I wanted to use it for my readynas system

so I located it on Easeus Partion master and started by wiping out the partion 

then whichever way i went it only shows 1tb

So I will now try the last idea parted?






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  # 770460 26-Feb-2013 13:37
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sorry diskpart




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  # 770464 26-Feb-2013 13:39

gnfb1234: sorry diskpart


Yes the disk part should work :) let me know how you get on



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  # 770493 26-Feb-2013 14:15
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Ok well this isnt embarrassing at all 

I just went through all you suggested and managed to complete it and at the end it was showing 931gb

WDBAAU0010HBK-01

So I checked the part number and as far as i can tell its a 1 tb drive !!!!!!!!

I must have been looking at my other 2tb a drive or something else

I sincerely apologize for wasting everyone's time but if its any help i did learn something!!


What a ding bat I am!!!




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  # 770496 26-Feb-2013 14:18

gnfb1234: Ok well this isnt embarrassing at all 

I just went through all you suggested and managed to complete it and at the end it was showing 931gb

WDBAAU0010HBK-01

So I checked the part number and as far as i can tell its a 1 tb drive !!!!!!!!

I must have been looking at my other 2tb a drive or something else

I sincerely apologize for wasting everyone's time but if its any help i did learn something!!


What a ding bat I am!!!


hahaha it happens.

Well on the bright side you learned something new! :)



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  # 770501 26-Feb-2013 14:26
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Thanks again off to pricespy for a 2tb drive!!




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