I recently purchased a 8TB WD Red Pro drive to use as a storage/backup for my family pictures and videos. I setup the drive couple of days back and now it is asking me to reinitialize the drive again
Couple of days back
I had the drive initialized in GPT type and NTFS format in Windows 7 OS
Backed up ~1.7 TB of data
While transferring pictures from external CF card to the new 8TB drive, suddenly the drive disappeared from windows explorer!
Going into Disk Management under Windows, the drive shows up as un-initialized and unallocated!
Right-click to create a “New Simple Volume” shows that the Maximum disk space is 7,630,756 MB while the Unallocated space is 7,451.91 GB. (See attached screenshot)
Does it mean if I create the Simple Volume, will my 1.7TB data that was backed up before will be intact?
- How should I proceed further to make sure my data is not erased.
- Is this a Windows glitch or a HDD issue?
- Is it possible to see Windows logs to see what the issue was ?
Thanks in advance folks! Much appreciate your help!