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    3Tb Drive

    HI All,
    I have got a WD red 3 TB drive in an enclosure. I have initialized (GPT) and formatted the drive however it only shows as 746.52 GB. Using windows 10. Any advice on how to get it to show the correct capacity?

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    Re: 3Tb Drive

    https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?lang=en

    run the Data Lifeguard diagnostic. There's a chance your disk is on it's last legs.
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    You do realize that when I say things like that I don't mean it literally or what can be backed by stats.

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    Re: 3Tb Drive

    Its a brand new drive

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    Re: 3Tb Drive

    Have you tried checking if there is any unallocated space? you can use Disk Management in Windows to check.

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    Re: 3Tb Drive

    Another vote on using Disk Management. It will show you the number of partitions and unallocated space.

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    Re: 3Tb Drive

    greshoff has initialiased the disk, this should have wiped out all partitions.

    @greshoff - are you by any chance running an old version of Intel RST drivers? https://www.servethehome.com/fix-746...d-drive-issue/
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    Re: 3Tb Drive

    Interested to see what the solution to this one is as someone at work was talking about having the same issue just this week.

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