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  1.    16 Aug 2015 #31

    Hi there

    as others have suggested Keep the OS separate from all other HDD's / SSD's / partitions. If you only have a SINGLE 4TB drive there's nothing to stop you creating a partition for the Windows OS and a second (or more) partitions for your data.

    An obvious advantage is if you need to re-format the OS (or "C" partition) you don't lose all your data - another one is that you can BACK UP your OS and store it on the other partition(s) -- and there's not so much data to back up either.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Joined : May 2015
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       16 Aug 2015 #32

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Yes, You can initialize it as GPT and clone it. The next thing you need to find out what type of internal HD they use: 2.5" or 3.5". With all in one, I suspect that they use 2.5" 1TB HD. You can go to HP website, put in your serial number, they should list your system specs in detail.
    If I understood what I saw at HP support, it can use a standard 1" height 3.5" drive. (Cheaper than a 2.5" drive.)
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
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       16 Aug 2015 #33

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    as others have suggested Keep the OS separate from all other HDD's / SSD's / partitions. If you only have a SINGLE 4TB drive there's nothing to stop you creating a partition for the Windows OS and a second (or more) partitions for your data.

    An obvious advantage is if you need to re-format the OS (or "C" partition) you don't lose all your data - another one is that you can BACK UP your OS and store it on the other partition(s) -- and there's not so much data to back up either.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Very good advice. I use WLM and also relocate all my mails to another disk so my C: Drive contains no data.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       16 Aug 2015 #34

    Late to answer ... but here's an easy way to determine the way the drive was initailized

    Select Disk List in the View menu (top or bottom) of Disk Management.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       16 Aug 2015 #35

    Thank you for that tip. I've been using a Command Prompt and diskpart to get this info. So much easier this way.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 51
    windows 10 home 64bit
       17 Aug 2015 #36

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Open disk management, Right click on the area of Disk 0 ->Properties->Volume. See screenshot:
    Attachment 31837


    You have read the spec or ask the seller to make sure if it works with large HD. Not all adapters are the same.


    Only works with 2.5" and too slow with USB 2.0

    For external USB HD. I would suggest not to use any enclosure if you can avoid it. The HD will be too hot inside the enclosure, not enough air flow and probably will be dead in couple of years.

    I use this adapter: Amazon.com: Anker® USB 3.0 to SATA 3ft Converter Adapter Cable for 2.5 inch/3.5 inch Hard Drive Disk HDD and SSD, Power Adapter included: Electronics
    It supports USB3.0 and can handle SSD/HD up to 4TB.
    NOTE: Power adapter is only used with 3.5" Mechanical drive.
    Attachment 31841
    Hi..Good news..I have ordered the anker cable etc from Amazon...I have a couple of old pcs here and guess what..there is a wd green 2TB drive in one of them..I have checked the drive and nothing I need on it..I will down load WD Acronis and will play with cable when it arrives... I will let you all know how I get on...

    Thx Len
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 51
    windows 10 home 64bit
       18 Aug 2015 #37

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Open disk management, Right click on the area of Disk 0 ->Properties->Volume. See screenshot:
    Attachment 31837


    You have read the spec or ask the seller to make sure if it works with large HD. Not all adapters are the same.


    Only works with 2.5" and too slow with USB 2.0

    For external USB HD. I would suggest not to use any enclosure if you can avoid it. The HD will be too hot inside the enclosure, not enough air flow and probably will be dead in couple of years.

    I use this adapter: Amazon.com: Anker® USB 3.0 to SATA 3ft Converter Adapter Cable for 2.5 inch/3.5 inch Hard Drive Disk HDD and SSD, Power Adapter included: Electronics
    It supports USB3.0 and can handle SSD/HD up to 4TB.
    NOTE: Power adapter is only used with 3.5" Mechanical drive.
    Attachment 31841
    I have now received the Anker and seems to work OK..I have installed Acronis and it comes back with error, a problem with my source drive..I have run Chkdsk /r and it hangs at 11% and refuses to go any further...Any ideas??? I did check the error message on Acronis and someone said his done the same and a long file name was to blame..again any ideas how to find long file names???

    Thx for any help...Len
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Aug 2015 #38

    From an elevated command prompt ("run as administer" command prompt) try SFC /scannow
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  9. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,374
    Win 10 14393.51
       18 Aug 2015 #39

    I haven't used Acronis True Image to clone, just to image and restore.

    I vaguely recall getting long file name errors. I think that I just allowed TI to skip the file.

    Random suggestion: did you try chkdisk /f? That just fixes files, it doesn't do anything about bad sectors on the disk.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2015 #40

    I have run Chkdsk /r and it hangs at 11% and refuses to go any further...Any ideas???
    Be patient and let it run. It seems to stall at time but will move on. chkdsk /r takes a long time to complete and also depend on how corrupted your HD is.
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