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Old 12-07-2013, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New 4TB HDD is split

I have added a new 4TB HDD, but only 2TB is online is disk management, how do in un-split (or un-partition), so that I can get it all online as one?
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's because you formatted the drive with NTFS. NTFS will only see up to 2TB on a single partition in Windows. You need to use GPT format to have all 4TB on a single partition.

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And how do I do that?
(Note the older 3TB is NTFS!)
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