I’m a complete newby to tb drives. I bought a caviar green 1tb drive to use as a backup drive and I’ve formatted it so windows 7 recognizes it. But I really do not understand how to get it to show the storage beyond 80gig.
What do you see in Disk Management?
Backup Driv (F:) This is what I labeled it as.
74.53 GB NTFS
Healthy (Primary Partition)
And the bar above it is blue.
Maybe you skipped something here is something to review http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3865 Formatting and partitioning isn’t something most of us do very often. What OS are you using?
My OS is Windows 7 Home edition.
The drive is
Western Digital WD800AAJS 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive.
I’ve tried the steps and it’s still saying 80gig. What am I doing wrong? I’ve also set the drive back to zero.