I purchased several used 250 gig drives (WD2500SB RE). When I attempt to format the drives they only show a 175 gig partition. Is there a tool to access the entire drive?
You can try running a test with DLG, if the test completes successfully, try running zeros and then try formatting the hard drives again. Check the links below for more information.
Thank you for your suggestions. I attempted both of those last night before posting. No change.
Is it possible that RAID software allocated a slice of the drive for overhead? How can I check that?
Would modifying the cluster size make a difference?
Should I attempt to format it to FAT32?
I’m really just grasping for any solution.
For the benefit of other users I will list how I resolved this problem. I used a small program from Atola Technology called
HDD Capacity Restore Tool, which is listed in the instructions here:
In just a few seconds it restored the entire drive capacity for my use. I strongly encourage you to read through the instructions before operating the program to ensure the safety of your data. I was operating on empty drives so I was not concerned about data loss.