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Windows 7: Hard Drive Capacity Under Win7 64bit

27 Sep 2017   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What is the exact name of the drive? 4TB ssd would be expensive, more than $1000.000 I expect.

You should be able to do mbr and gpt conversions wiath any decent partition manager.

Usually, you rt click on the rt edge of the disk, or click the disk to highlight it, then there is usually a "wizard" at the top of the partition manager window.

You have to select (highlight) the disk ( not a partition ).


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27 Sep 2017   #12
Frank McLean

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

SIW2,

I see that I can copy files to the GPT partitions, question is if I restored it to the 4TB partition would explorer have trouble addressing storage above 2TBs?
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27 Sep 2017   #13
Frank McLean

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

SIW2

The drive name is:
Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA4000400)
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27 Sep 2017   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
I see that I can copy files to the GPT partitions, question is if I restored it to the 4TB partition would explorer have trouble addressing storage above 2TBs?
Windows 7 works ok with gpt storage disks. GPT can support a 4tb partition.Should be fine.
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28 Sep 2017   #15
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

We need the model number or part number of the hard drive.
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28 Sep 2017   #16
Frank McLean

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for your responses SIW2.

mrjimphelps the P/N is ITEAPF-500 4TB and the M/N is SRDONFI.

Frank
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28 Sep 2017   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
...4TB ssd would be expensive, more than $1000.000 I expect...
Actually, right now, MSRP for the 4TB Samsung 850 EVO is $1600.00 USD and Newegg is selling it for $1518.00 (when it is in stock). I've seen them priced for over $1700.00
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28 Sep 2017   #18
Frank McLean

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi Lady Fitzgerald,

Here is a Pic of the ad on Amazon.ca

Frank


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28 Sep 2017   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank McLean View Post
SIW2

The drive name is:
Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA4000400)
That is a single 2.5" HDD (not SSD) in an enclosure with a 2.5" interface.

As already stated, GPT formatted drives will run just fine as storage drives on Win 7; there was no need to partition it.
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28 Sep 2017   #20
Frank McLean

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi Lady Fitzgerald,

Would it be better to keep the drive as it is now with 2 partitions or would it be better to restore it to 1 partition?

Frank
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