i bought a new Western Digital 3TB HDD, i format with the WD format software that came with the drive. now it only shows 750GB. I have used the westerd Digital smartware and still only a 750GB, i have used windows disk manager. there are no other partition, or non without a drive letter. i have also used easeus partition manager and no hidden partitions. I have also used active @boot live CD still only the 750GB shows up. i am at a lost as to where the rest of the partitions. does any one know of another rogram that might be able to help me get back the rest ofthe drive.
i see where you are going with this. but i have tried it on brand new laptop (3days old) still shows u as 750GB. let me also add that when i got the HDD it did show up as the right size. the problem started when i format with the WD software. I have used HP mini and my mobo is a ASUS thats about 3 years old.
I had trouble with one of my Seagate drives before returning it, they asked me to use a disk diagnosis tool. Try Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS from western digital (check it is compatible with your type of drive). The tool I used from seagate maybe similar; It reported the size of the disk, and allowed me to alter the maximum readable size, perhaps yours has been limited to 750GB.