wd30ezrs-00j99b0


#1

I’m using this 3TB HDD (WD30EZRS-00J99B0) in a HP Z400 workstation with Windows 7 64 bits. I’m also using the bundled HBA. In Windows Disk Management, I see two partitions: 2048GB and 746GB. I can only use the 2048GB partition, Windows doesn’t allow me to do something with the 746GB partition. Any solutions?


#2

Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

To Contact WD for Technical Support
http://support.wdc.com/contact/index.asp?lang=en


#3

Hello,

I managed to solve the problem myself.

Start situation after I installed the disk in my computer: in Disk Management I saw two unformatted partitions, 2048GB and 746GB. They seemed to be pre-configured with this two partitions.
When I clicked with the right button of my mouse on either partitions, I could only do something with the 2048GB partition. For the 746GB partition, I could only view the properties. I turned the 2048GB partition on to a simple volume. Then I reported my problem to you.

Today, in Disk Management, I removed the one volume I could activate (the 2048GB partition). Then I clicked with the right button of my mouse on the left side of 2048GB partition (on the disk symbol). There, I could select “Convert to GPT disk”. As soon as I did this, the two partitions merged to one and this one I could turn on to a volume of 3TB. Problem solved!

Kind regards,
Otto.