I’m in the process of dismanteling an older Windows server (not my build) that has some WD Red drives, that I would like to repurpose.
I’ve taken out two of the drives, a WD Red 3TB (WD30EFRX) and a WD Red 4TB (WD40EFRX. In the processing of checking them on a Windows 10 PC, using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics, I found that the 3TB is listed as having only a 800 GB capacity and the 4TB is listed as having an 1,6 TB capacity.
Both get a green bill of health from DLD, but obviously something is wrong.
I’ve attached the drives to my Windows 10 PC using a Sharkoon SATA Quickport Dua, over a USB 2.0 connection. I’ve used this device a lot, but never with drives bigger then 2TB. However, it should be able to read 3 and 4 TB drives, I believe.
On de server a program called ‘Drive Bender’ had been installed, according to the previous owner. It allowed him to use the drives as one pool and use redundancy, without using RAID, as far as understand. The drives are now empty, so I cannot use this program anymore.
I’m not an expert by any standard, so I guess I’m overlooking something. Please excuse my noobness.
Is there any way to return the drives to their correct capacity?