Does the external 4 TB drives come with any defined partitions? My neighbor has a 4 TB with four partitions:
1 - 32 GB Fat32 - Active primary
1 - 396 GB - Unallocated
1 - 1619 GB - Unallocated
1 - 1678 GB - Unallocated
I do believe he got this new and he didn’t create this partition setup himself. In my mind, it isn’t something that you can do by accident either.
He was using this as a the single copy backup and lost a great deal of files. I did the recovery using Hiren’s Boot CD but 99% of the files came back as 0-bytes in size. I already advised him of a different backup strategy and have another post for the 0-bytes issue.