5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB

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  1. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #101

    Hi,
    So what's the short story here ?
    Bad hdd
    Bad bios
    Never tried on another pc

    Frankly if a hdd showed this little space and on two pc's it would of been returned.
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  2. Posts : 290
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
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       #102

    Compumind said:
    @ArthurDent-

    If you create a new thread, under System Security, I will discuss the best methods of sanitizing the drive.

    Thanks @compumind (and yours was post #100 - yay!)

    Currently transferring the 'My Documents' folder from the 2TB (old Win 7 System & Data Disk) onto my laptop's "spare" 960GB whilst I sanitize the 5TB disk (in another thread) so that it can be transferred to the 5TB disk in due course.

    Cheers,

    Art
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  3. TV2
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       #103

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    So what's the short story here ?
    Bad hdd
    Bad bios
    Never tried on another pc

    Frankly if a hdd showed this little space and on two pc's it would of been returned.
    Looks like it was a corrupted File Table (Partition Table).
    EaseUS corrected it.
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       #104

    Megahertz said:
    ArthurDent, All hardware are subject to fail, specially HDDs. If you have data you can't loose, you must have a backup.

    On my desktop I have a HDD that is dedicated only for backup. It has a OS and it remains detached (power cable) from the MB and and once a week I open the case, attach the power cable, boot from it, and make a clone of my profile (D:\Users\Luiz). It also has some disk images of the OS drive (no data). The backup data HDD has to be at least the size of the working disk.
    My suggestion is that you buy another X300 HDD for backup only.

    5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure
    Hi @Megahertz,

    Plan is as follows:

    Boot device & System Disk - Win 10 Pro on 240GB SSD (already done)
    Plan to install Linux Mint 19.3 Mate and dual boot with Win 10.

    Storage Disk - the 5TB Toshiba X300 that has been the subject of this thread.
    Following advice, this disk will be encrypted.

    Backup Data Disk - a "spare 1TB" laptop hard drive (Seagate Barracuda) - currently a clone of a Win 7 laptop installation.

    Backup 2 - a 256GB SD card which will permanantly 'sit' in the desktop's SD Card slot and have regular (say 2x per day) backups of some "important" folders & files. This is as per this link: post #23 onwards "New Laptop - empty m.2 socket - doesn'r recognise SSD"

    There is also information here: Robocopy Backup Script

    and here: Task Manager Minimised Window

    That way, important "stuff" is saved in at least 3 different physical locations.

    I like the idea of that hot-swap caddy/internal SATA backplane. If only I can shoehorn it into my Mini ATX tower!

    Art
    Last edited by ArthurDent; 29 Jun 2020 at 13:45.
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    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #105

    TV2 said:
    Looks like it was a corrupted File Table (Partition Table).
    EaseUS corrected it.

    Hi,
    Needs to be added to the original question because this thread is way to long to go through.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #106

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Needs to be added to the original question because this thread is way to long to go through.

    Ask to have it split off into a new one. Original issues seem to be solved, now on to topic "B".
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  7. Posts : 290
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       #107

    f14tomcat said:
    Ask to have it split off into a new one. Original issues seem to be solved, now on to topic "B".
    ... and here she is F14,

    Link: Drive Encryption and Secure Data Wiping

    Art
    Last edited by ArthurDent; 29 Jun 2020 at 11:24.
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  8. Posts : 9,787
    Windows 10 Home 64bit Version 21H2
       #108

    TV2 said:
    Yes, it is confirmed.
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    Attachment 285742

    It's the same configuration on the remaining 2 partitions.

    Curious: can you run ntfsinfo on whole disk or just the partitions (Drive letters)?
    Thanks @TV2 aka TVeblen ( found out just now)

    I do not know whether fsutil ntfsinfo can be run on the whole disk. ( a lot more to learn but I think the time is past.) .But if you run it on a partition, that holds good for the full disk. The logical sector size and physical sector size cannot vary from partition to partition.
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  9. TV2
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       #109

    Well now I know. Always good to know new stuff!
    Thank you my friend.
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