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Windows 7: Partition 3tb drive

29 Dec 2012   #1
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 
Partition 3tb drive

Hi ive just installed a 3TB storage drive gpt and created one partition,would it be safer if there were several partitions for data storage. if so can i now create more partitions on the drive.


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29 Dec 2012   #2
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Make two 1.5tb partitions so windows recognises them and then format them to ntfs
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29 Dec 2012   #3
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baccini View Post
Hi ive just installed a 3TB storage drive gpt and created one partition,would it be safer if there were several partitions for data storage. if so can i now create more partitions on the drive.
Hi baccini. Creating more than 1 partition on your drive will not make it safer if the drive ever fails.
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29 Dec 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

To make it safe you would have to get another drive and backup on a daily/ weekly basis to that drive
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29 Dec 2012   #5
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for the reply's I think i might just leave it the way it is then,back up any important files to another drive
cheers.
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29 Dec 2012   #6
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yess but Baccini, windows will only recognsie 2tb of it, you must still partition it to 1.5tb each or similar
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30 Dec 2012   #7
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

no thats not true windows 7 64bit and the drive set up gpt not mbr sees all 3tb well 2.72 i think it should be larger but dont know what size?
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01 Jan 2013   #8
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sorry. I assumed you needed the format to be ntfs. Sorry for the confusion
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