1TB HDD showing only 3.90 GB free space
My 1 TB WD Blue HDD is connected to my PC via SATA to USB (for formatting). I tried to install Windows 10 on it using a different PC, but ended up just wanting to format the drive, however when it shows up on my computer as the "I" drive, it only shows 3.9 GB. I have tried to format it again, and I clicked "restore device defaults" but it still only shows 3.9 GB. I also checked if it needed drivers, but they're updated apparently. I feel like the HDD is only showing a partition of the drive to my computer, how do I view the whole TB? Trying to sell it, so I don't want someone to think I slapped a 1 TB sticker on a flash drive lol. Help!
You want to go in to Disk Management. From there you can see exactly what partition information is.
Here's a link on how to get there
If that's not working, you may have to get a bit more in depth with Disk Part to clean and reformat it.
azaran said:If that's not working, you may have to get a bit more in depth with Disk Part to clean and reformat it.
In Disk Management it showed it only has 3.90 GB. I then used diskpart.exe, it shows it has 931 GB like it should. I selected and cleaned the disk using diskpart and now it doesn't show up in disk management or explorer, but still shows up in diskpart.