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Old 08-28-2010, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to add another hdd 1.5tb to my system because I need the extra storage for video. I formatted it but when I came back to it this morning it had split it into 3 sections. Something I never did. I deleted one of the partitions and it combined with another but the the other won't work to extend to. I try to format it but it says it is too small but it show 880gb. What am I doing wrong?
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Default Re: I am having a problem adding another hdd, why?

What program did you use to format? Did you try using GParted?
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Default Re: I am having a problem adding another hdd, why?

Windows management. I think I may have gotten it but I need to know what to do now. I went through several steps and finally got it to one large hdd again. I did a format last night so the hdd is already formatted but now when testing it out I did a quick format. Is that ok or should I go back and do a regular format?
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Please check the thread i linked to. The very first sentence answers that question.
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Done. Thanks
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