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Windows 7: 2.5 TB External Hard Drive Partition

05 Jul 2011   #1
Alex8525

Windows Vista
 
 
2.5 TB External Hard Drive Partition

Hello,

I have windows 7 home premium 32 bit. I got a new WD Elements 2.5 TB external hard drive. The laptop detected it perfectly and it showed about ~2.25 TB space. The problem came when I tried to partition it into two partition, one 1.75 TB and other ~500 GB. I tried windows 7 data management. When I shrunk the volume to make first 1.7 TB partition it made it correctly but it created two ~250 GB un-allocated partitions. Then I created one partition from first un-allocated space and tried to extend it but it is not giving me an option to extend it. Also it is not allowing me to create another partition from remaining ~250 GB partition.

I tried EASEUS partition manager but it shows whole external hard drive as unsupported.

Can anyone help me with it please?

Regards,
Alex


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05 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

paragon software's partition manager is the only one I know of that handles usb externals properly.
Paragon Software: Download free partition software for home

...it's not a free one though.
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05 Jul 2011   #3
Alex8525

Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks for reply. But is there any other way? (Free may be?)
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05 Jul 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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08 Jul 2011   #5
Alex8525

Windows Vista
 
 

Hello everyone,

Thanks for your replies. I tried both of them but still not able to use that unallocated space. Is it something that I can not use more than 2Tb in a 32 bit system? (I am just guessing, but i was able to detect ~2.25TB when I used it for the first time.) Is there anything I can do about it? Is it a bad-sector problem?

Regards,
Alex
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08 Jul 2011   #6
Alex8525

Windows Vista
 
 

I just added a screenshot of disk management..


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