Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by xturnal, Jan 11, 2014.
Can't get rid of this partition. If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.
Unallocated space is not a separate partition, it's simply dead space until it's allocated for use and formatted.
Your full Drive capacities will always be shown, partitioned/formatted or not; that's how you can tell how much physical space you have on the Drive, regardless how the Drive itself is set up.
As Jay said, you always see your entire drive even if it's not all allocated. If you want to use the full drive space, you'll need to extend the partition you have on the drive already so that it fills the entire drive.
What if you click "Delete Volume" as in the second screenshot?
It's unallocated space, you can't delete nothing
Actually string theory says its possible but yeah lol i get ya
The clue might be that the first partition is 2 TiB. So mbr vs gpt.
The second screenshot was referencing the active partition on Disk 1. I think he was showing the options were available for that, but not the unallocated space.
^Good point. Xturnal, are you having a problem with trying to make a partition larger than 2TB?
Why do you want to delete the partition when you can use it. Windows has a 2TB drive limit. To get around that you need to convert the drive to GPT. To do this right-click on Disk 1 on the left and select Convert to GPT Disk. You can then either create one 2.7TB partition or divide it up into smaller ones. See the reference below for more information. Of course this will destroy anything already on the drive so you need to do this before you start using it.
Windows support for hard disks that are larger than 2 TB
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