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Windows 7: Unallocated space on new 4TB external HDD, how can I name this volume?

17 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Unallocated space on new 4TB external HDD, how can I name this volume?

see attached. I've just bought this new 4TB HDD (disk 2) to replace other 500GB (disk 3).

After having viewed a few tutorials on YouTube I did "Shrink Volume" on the primary partition (when that's all there was) and created the 1.6GB space.

When right clicking on the Unallocated space, all options except Parameters and Help are greyed, so I cannot click on New Simple Volume which all tutorials indicate I must do to give it a drive letter.

If I try to Extend Volume on the primpary partition, I get the following error message:
Only the first 2TB are usable on large MBR disks.
Cannot create partitions beyond the 2TB mark, nor convert the disk to dynamic.

Does this mean the 1.6GB unallocated space is lost?

please help.

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17 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

MBR only supports up to 2TB per partition. You'll need to convert your disk to GPT, that unfortunately requires UEFI support.
Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk
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17 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

thanks Yowanvista, I'll try that now!
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