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4TB partition problems!!

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by rikky, 24 Sep 2014.

  1. rikky

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2007

    Posts: 478

    Hiya guys, just got a 2nd hand 4tb drive and have major problems trying to get it into one GPT volume.

    As it stands the drive is split into 2 partitions:
    Partition 1 is 2048GB and NTFS
    Partition 2 contains 1678GB and is Unallocated with no option to do anything with it in Windows 7 Disk Management.

    What is the easiest way to merge these paritions and give me one simple storage drive as I am currently stumped.:(
     
  2. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

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  3. dink

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Feb 2014

    Posts: 631

    I had this on a server recently and had to enable UEFI mode during system start up, this allowed me to create a 4TB volume.
     
  4. On Holiday

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2009

    Posts: 6,743

    As above :)

    I think you could do it through Gparted too though.
     
  5. Semple

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Mar 2010

    Posts: 8,610

    Do you not have any options to delete the volume - assuming you're not wanting to keep any data on there.
     
  6. rikky

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Feb 2007

    Posts: 478

    Hiya, guys thanks for all the hints - never managed to get any of them to work but I did manage to get it working with EaseUS Partition Master.

    I first of all deleted all the paritions on the hard drive and then Initialized to GPT - literally took 30 seconds and everything is now OK and I have one single 4TB drive.:D