5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB

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  1. Posts : 3,953
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #61

    Megahertz said:
    That's what I have been suggesting.

    Run the diags first. Then try the W10 internal install.

    Too many cooks in the kitchen, me included.

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  2. Posts : 3,972
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       #62

    Compumind said:
    That's what I have been suggesting.

    Run the diags first. Then try the W10 internal install.

    Too many cooks in the kitchen, me included.



    We're all shooting in the dark. We should leave jumanji to take care. He is the Disk Guru
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  3. Posts : 3,953
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #63

    Megahertz said:
    We're all shooting in the dark. We should leave Jumanji to take care. He is the Disk Guru
    Sure. However, the OP can't be doing other things when @jumanji is helping him troubleshoot.
    I mean this in a good way! There needs to be a logical progression otherwise it's all chaos.

    Just look at the post count. I'll be observing.

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  4. Posts : 290
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
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       #64

    Okay - so an update ...

    I shut the PC down and unplugged the 5TB X300 USB disk then connected it as a second internal disk, booting off the 240GB Win 10 SSD.

    I then ran Partition Manager and got this:

    5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB-4tb-unallocated.jpg

    Since I could now see the whole drive, I then told Partition Manager to convert the disk to the GPT scheme so that I could use the whole disk.

    Then using Partition Manager, extended the 561GB into the unallocated space:

    5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB-4.55tb-data-disk.jpg

    Now, looking at 'File Explorer' (Win 10 remember) the disk shows up as the full 5TB:

    5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB-f-drive-5tb-data-disk.jpg

    ... and it also shows up in Disk Management as a 5TB data disk:

    5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB-disk-management-5tb-data-disk.jpg

    NOTE: the 14.45GB 'Toshiba' disk (Disk E: / Disk 2) is a USB pen drive with lots of utilities and installation files on it.

    So, it now appears to be fixed!

    All I need to do now is re-direct 'My Documents', 'My Pictures', 'My Music', etc to point to the 5TB hard disk instead of the 240GB SSD System Disk.

    Don't know why Win 10 has suddenly decided it can 'see' the 5TB disk properly.

    Many thanks to all who have contributed to this thread offering their advice and support - thanks guys, you rock!

    Hopefully, this is the end of this sorry tale.

    Art
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  5. Posts : 3,953
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #65

    @ArthurDent -

    I'm confused as to the "cure" - 5TB X300 USB disk? Thought that it was a bare drive?
    However, I'm pleased!

    Could you kindly run the Toshiba Diagnostics, anyway?

    Cheers!



    P.S. Please mark this thread as solved, if it really is!
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  6. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #66

    Three cheers for EaseUS Partition master Pro!
    And congrats.
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  7. Posts : 290
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
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       #67

    Compumind said:
    @ArthurDent -

    I'm confused as to the "cure" - 5TB X300 USB disk? Thought that it was a bare drive?
    However, I'm pleased!

    Could you kindly run the Toshiba Diagnostics, anyway?

    Cheers!

    Sorry if my post wasn't clear.

    When I said "5TB X300 USB disk" this was the 5TB disk that was causing the problems but I'd attached it to the PC as an external USB drive.

    Following your suggestion (post #17) I disconnected it as an external USB drive and then re-conneced it as an internal SATA drive, then ran Partition Manager with the results as posted in post #64.

    I've sent you a PM to thank you as well as adding to your 'Rep'.

    To all those who have offered advice/support/help - a big thank you. I have mailed several of you to thank you personally and also added to your reputations using the 'Thank' button.

    If I have missed anyone out, this is unintentional and not intended as a 'slight' in any way. If you have been missed, I apologize.

    What a great bunch of folks, I have really appreciated the time, effort and patience of those that have contributed to this thread.

    Thanks,

    Art
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  8. Posts : 3,972
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #68

    ArthurDent said:

    All I need to do now is re-direct 'My Documents', 'My Pictures', 'My Music', etc to point to the 5TB hard disk instead of the 240GB SSD System Disk.


    Art



    My suggestion is to move \Users from the SSD (C:) to the HDD (D:).
    Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10
    As you have already installed Win 10, you enter audit mode and run Sysprep. See attached files
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB-my_tree.jpg  
    5TB drive only showing as 561.53GB Attached Files
    Last edited by Megahertz; 28 Jun 2020 at 16:38.
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  9. Posts : 11,357
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #69

    Megahertz said:
    My suggestion is to move \Users from the SSD (C:) to the HDD (D:).
    Would the OP still be able to run standard procedures such as, for example, Repair install procedures if the C:\Users folder group was moved in its entirety?

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 290
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
    Thread Starter
       #70

    @Megahertz

    Thanks for that.

    Never used Sysprep nor Audit Mode before. Is everything obvious (I guess not being Microsoft!) and easy to use?

    Have downloaded your files and will have a gander later.

    My OH is feeling abandoned given the amount of time I've spent camped on the PC trying to sort out this problem over the last three or four days. She's just said (rather pointedly looking at the sunshine outside) "Well I'm off to do a spot of gardening!" so I guess that means that I've just volunteered too!

    Take care and thanks for all the help/advice/support.

    Art

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    Try3 said:
    Would the OP still be able to run standard procedures such as, for example, Repair install procedures if the C:\Users folder group was moved in its entirety?

    Denis
    That's a good question Denis.

    Art
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