Can I use all of 5TB Hard Disk with Windows 10?

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  1. Posts : 1,412
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Megahertz said:
    I would buy a small SSD (120G - US$28) only for windows and programs and use the HDD for data only. You will have the speed of a SSD and the size of a HDD at low cost. (it's what I have and works great).
    ^^ This ^^, absolutely, for the same reasons and ....


    I'm always wary of large drive storage. Whilst the volume capacity might seem attractive - and convenient, every thing in the one place - think of the repercussions if the drive should fail, and how much data stored in that the one place might be lost.


    Best left for backups rather than primary data. Multiple drives much easier.


    ArthurDent said:
    I have decided to move the desktop pc over to Win 10 and I have bought a Win 10 Pro disk.



    Sorry, bit late now, but you didn't need to buy a Win 10 license, your Win 7 license would've served to upgrade your system to Win 10, even if it is a clean install.
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  2. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
    Thread Starter
       #12

    idgat said:
    Sorry, bit late now, but you didn't need to buy a Win 10 license, your Win 7 license would've served to upgrade your system to Win 10, even if it is a clean install.
    Hi idgat

    Thanks. I knew that this was still possible but I have taken the opportunity to both upgrade to Win 10 Pro (I had Win 7 Home Premium) and to obtain a physical DVD (rather than having to use the Media Creation Tool).

    At 40 it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

    Art
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  3. Posts : 1,412
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    ArthurDent said:
    At 40 it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
    Correct to do so for Home > Pro.


    But at that price ??? Be ready for the activation with that key to fail - either on installation, or at some time later on.
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  4. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
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       #14

    idgat said:
    Correct to do so for Home > Pro.

    But at that price ??? Be ready for the activation with that key to fail - either on installation, or at some time later on.
    I would be tempted to agree.

    However this was offered by a UK computer magazine and the supply and payments went through Cleverbridge.

    Makes me think it is totally legit.

    They were also offering Office 2019 for around 85 (can't remember exact figure).

    As an update to my original post:

    ArthurDent said:
    Hi folks,

    My 5 y-o Desktop pc with Win 7 is becoming decidedly slow and getting the odd freeze-up, etc. Despite being a long-term fan of Win 7, I've fallen out of love with it, so rather than re-install Win 7, I have decided to move the desktop pc over to Win 10 and I have bought a Win 10 Pro disk.

    I recently upgraded the HDD of the Win 7 pc to a 5TB Toshiba X300 only to find that Win 7 can only see 2TB.

    Will the new OS be able to see and use all 5TB of the disk?

    Cheers,

    Art
    I have now installed a second 3TB physical drive (B:) as a backup for documents, music, pictures and videos.

    Both the 3TB and 5TB drives have been partitioned using the GPT scheme.

    The 5TB had been partitioned into two drives - W: (for Windows documents) and L: (for Linux documents) as I plan to dual boot with Linux Mint Mate 19.3 at some point.

    Can I use all of 5TB Hard Disk with Windows 10?-disk-management-c-b-w-l-drives-.jpg

    A question for the computer cognescenti ...

    Looking at the above snapshot of Disk Management - specifically Disk 0 - with a standard installation of Win 10, what exactly is in the 505MB Recovery Partition?? I don't recall setting anything up in there.

    Art
    Last edited by ArthurDent; 12 Jul 2020 at 05:23. Reason: Additional info.
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  5. Posts : 11,384
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #15

    ArthurDent said:
    ... payments went through Cleverbridge.
    I don't know about the magazine but Cleverbridge AG [AG = PLC] are also used by Acronis & Malwarebytes so at least the payments' handler seems okay.

    Denis
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  6. TV2
    Posts : 2,011
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #16

    The Recovery Partition is where Windows stores the necessary file for the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).
    These are tools you can use to repair Windows in a failure situation, among other things.

    This tutorial has a good explanation in the beginning of it.
    Enable or Disable Windows Recovery Environment in Windows 10
    I'm not suggesting to enable or disable, just like the description.
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  7. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Thanks @TV2

    I think I'll go with Kari's suggestions and use Macrium Reflect to make a recovery partition on a drive other than the syetem disk - just in case (links: Macrium Reflect Rescue Partition by Kari and Use Macrium Reflect Rescue Media to Fix Windows Boot Issues - these links are mainly to make it easier for me to find them again!

    Art
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