Topic: Can't create 3TB partition/Disk doesn't report full size in Win7
I have a new WD 3TB drive. I don't use linux much but I am rescuing a bunch of data from a bad unraid array:
I booted into ubuntu, used gparted to make a new ntfs partition that spanned the full disk size.
Copied the first batch of files over, shut down the ubuntu box, moved the drive over to my Win7 box.
Booted up Win7, disk shows up, I copy files over to other drives on that box. Now it's time for the 2nd batch of files.
Shut down Win7. Move drive back to Ubuntu box, boot up
Try to remount new drive, get an error that I need to specify filetype.
After poking around a bit, I fire gparted back up. It reports that the 3TB is unallocated! ok, not the end of the world, I have already transferred that data and the originals are still accessible from the unraid drives anyway. I figure I'll just recreate the ntfs partition
I tell gparted to make a new, full span ntfs partition. It comes back with an error about not being able to write a partition that large (I googled it at the time but didn't write it down or screengrab it. Yes, I'm an idiot)
I try a fat32 partition, just to see if it's an ntfs thing. Same error.
I create a smaller (~1.4 TiB) parittion--this appears to work.
I'd prefer a 3TB partition, but I can make a 1.5 and whatever's left over in a 2nd partition work, at least for the moment. I tell gparted to resize the 1st partition and create the second. It completely locks up my ubuntu. I wait for awhile, then resort to Alt-PrintScrn-REISUB
Frustrated, I now move the drive back to Win7 box, figure I'll just use Disk Management to format the whole drive fresh. DM reports that drive is only 746.52 GB!
Could realize use any advice at this point. I found this page but the instructions are a bit daunting--I don't want to screw this thing up any further until I get some better informed opinions on it.
Thanks in advance, Mike