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Windows 7: 4TB drive moved from USB enclosure have RAW & Unpartitioned space?

18 Feb 2016   #11
jumanji

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OK, I hadn't seen one like that before. Also in your first post you had said "so I took it out of the enclosure and connected it internally to my PC." So I was mislead. The basics still apply. The original device structure should be restored for the drive translation circuitry to come into play and do the 4096bytes per sector to 512bytes/sector and vice-versa conversion. Anyway all is well that ends well .

Can you please give the exact model Number so that I can have a look at it? If you bought the dock(Adapter) separately and drive separately, the model numbers of both.


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18 Feb 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You will never hear someone call a partition a drive, never.

A drive is the entire Disk, any section is called a partition or even a volume, never a drive.
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18 Feb 2016   #13
AddRAM

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
HDD = Hard Disk Drive. No wonder Disk and Drive are used interchangeably. A formatted partition in an HDD by itself can become a drive.
Totally disagree


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
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19 Feb 2016   #14
jumanji

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You will never hear someone call a partition a drive, never. ......
My HDDs- one system and one external

4TB drive moved from USB enclosure have RAW & Unpartitioned space?-19-02-2016-11-33-33.jpg

TestDisk Screenshot:

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Can you see someone calling shots as Drive C, Drive H etc.? Are those not partitions in the disk?

I give instructions to the OP: Choose Disk not Drive

When you see in WDM a formatted unassigned space/volume/partition - call it by any name you like - do you say assign a drive letter or assign a partition/volume letter?

Do you say change the drive letter or partition letter or volume letter? I shall keep watching your posts.


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19 Feb 2016   #15
jumanji

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
HDD = Hard Disk Drive. No wonder Disk and Drive are used interchangeably. A formatted partition in an HDD by itself can become a drive.
Totally disagree


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning
I agree that you have every right to disagree but I don't see how that Wikipedia article which deals with Partitioning, benefits of partitioning etc., substantiates your disagreement.

Now read the very first statement here in the same wikepedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive
"A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk[b] is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material." My first statement "No wonder Disk and Drive are used interchangeably."
is substantiated.

As for the second statement "A formatted partition in an HDD by itself can become a drive" I have already shown in my previous post how Christophe Grenier calls those Drives since you haven't seen or heard any one. We also say "assign a drive letter" "Change the drive letter" by which we explicitly recognise those as drives.
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