3 TB disk troubles

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Thu Feb 14 12:33:37 UTC 2013

     On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:21:38 +0100 Joar Jegleim <joar.jegleim at gmail.com>

>I could be completely off mark here, but does that external drive have
>eSata too ?

     No, it only has Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 sockets.

>Your problem resembles a lot something I struggled with a while ago.
>I'd bought an external hd case + a 3TB drive for my girlfriend , the
>external hd case supported eSATA and usb .
>I had a lot of problems when connecting that 3TB drive to my laptop
>via usb (I didn't have eSATA), the drive showed up as only 2TB .
>It turned out that the external drive case required to be connected
>via eSATA for +2TB drives, the manual said so, I had only forgotten
>about that .

     Unfortunately, mine did not come with a manual. :-(  I suppose
I could try it on a USB 2.0 port to see if that makes any difference.
>Via eSATA the drive was recognized as 3TB, I think the 'problem' was
>OS agnostic, since the same happened on my girlfriends mac.
     The confusing thing is that the kernel says it's a 3 TB device,
but the utility programs say otherwise.
     Thanks for your reply, though.  I may have to take the device back
to the store I bought it and ask them to demonstrate to me that it
actually works for them as a 3 TB drive.  Sigh.

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