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2gb HDD in caddy showing as 5gb??

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by wez130, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. wez130

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,779

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    I bought a caddy so i can easily switch a couple of SATA HDD's i have lying around. I've just put my 2gb drive in and it came up as 10 different drives, five at 20mb each, and 5 at 1gb, i deleted all the partitions and made a simple drive and now it's showing as follows...

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    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. bremen1874

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    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

    Posts: 10,429

    You can't have 2GB drives unless they're from the early 1990s.

    They're presumably 2TB drives and that's what's shown.
     
  3. wez130

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    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

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    Haha! well that's embarrassing! How did that pass me by? LOL

    It's glaringly obvious now :o:D
     
  4. Vince

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    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

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    Location: Essex

    Fat32 format also... reformat as ntfs and you should be good. What is the fat32 limit? I dont remember but I think it was pretty low.

    32gb artificial limit on the partition.. enforced by later versions of windows.
     
  5. wez130

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    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

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    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    I already did that :)