Disk Space on Verbatim Clone 500GB

Readers Question

I purchased a Verbatim Clone 500GB external hard drive. My computer has a 500GB hard drive, so I thought this would be perfect for a backing up my files. My problem is that my computer only recognizes 4.65GB on local drive F; and 69.7 on presario G. I am confused as to what has happened to 500Gb of space?? I found this out when I did a back up and it wouldn’t hold all files. Please explain!!

 

Under computer mgmt; disk mgmt I found my external hard drive broken down into drives F and G and 391GB of unallocated space. How to I use unallocated space??

 Readers Specs

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2 Processor Count: 2

RAM: 2942 Mb

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Microsoft Corporation – WDDM), 128 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total – 465666 MB, Free – 271885 MB; D: Total – 11170 MB, Free – 2076 MB; F: Total – 4764 MB, Free – 4764 MB; G: Total – 71532 MB, Free – 71438 MB;

Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5

Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Techieshelp Answers

Hi,

To use the unallocated space we can “span” F and G. This process will add the G drive space to the F drive. It appears that  for some reason the external drive has been partitioned. Ok so span do as follows. Right click the external drive ( it will be called drive 0,1 or 2 etc. ) and make sure it is converted to dynamic

Convert a disk to dynamic

If it’s not, then do so, this will allow you to extend the drive.

Ok, now right click “f” and select “extend”.

Extend or span drive space of two drives

You will now be able to extend into the spare drive space. Hope this has helped :). Check out this drive space missing article.

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Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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