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Great little hard drive
October 29, 2016
Great little hard drive. Arrived well packaged and secure, unlike another drive I ordered recently which arrived with very little protection and ended up being DOA. I had to send it back for refund, at my own expense of course. But this drive arrived intact and was recognised by the computer right away.
I must warn those who may not know it about drives larger than 2Tb. The computer may not recognise anything beyond 2Tb, thus leading to some confusion. Fortunately there are plenty of videos on YouTube and such places that will help you make some changes in the disk management section of Windows (Start Menu/Windows System/Run - diskmgmt.msc), so that your computer will recognise the drive's full capacity, not as 4Tb, but as 3.63 Tb. Why this is, I have no idea, but that's the way it is.
Another thing to note is that when you do make changes in disk management to recognise the drive's full capacity, you will be making it unusable as a bootable disk, but perfectly fine as a disk to store things on. For some weird reason Windows will not allow you to make anything more than a 2Tb drive bootable, or at least that's what I've been told. I was able to install Windows 10 on the drive, but only as a 2Tb drive. It was only when I did the change through disk management to a GPT drive that I was able to use the full capacity, which is a real pain if you want to use the drive as your main drive. You can still do it, but only as a 2Tb drive.
Hopefully you haven't got too confused by this. It is actually quite easy, when you learn how. I also don't know if newer computers have the same issue regarding recognising the full drive capacity or using the full drive as a bootable drive. Perhaps there's a way of making this easier. I would be thankful if anyone could point me in that direction if it is the case.
Finally, the drive is a nice size, especially for storing movies and TV shows on and basically that's what I have it for. You can store a lot of other stuff too. No doubt, in a couple of years, this drive will be considered small, but it suits me just fine. Have a great day.