I have several older WD SATA drives (under 2TB) docked in USB docking ports on my Windows 7 SP1 system; no issues with any of the drives. I purchased a new 3TB WD30EZRX 64MB cache drive and docked it into a new USB docking port. I used the Computer/Manage/Disk Management feature in Windows 7 to review the drive, format and assign a drive letter. To my surprise, two “partitions” showed up in the Disk Management listing and they are both sized at 2.72TB.
I am not using either of these “partitions” until I understand how one 3TB physical hard drive could result in two “partitions” of 2.72TB each. I am able to copy files into each of the “partitions”.
Do I need to format this drive myself into more than one partition?
Thanks in advance for any assistance (and educating me on these >2TB drives).