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  1. OK, let me do some research on gdisk. Thanks!
  2. @jaclaz, Here is the output from rawcopy and wmic. Thanks for taking a look! ------------------- rawcopy 0 511 \\.\PhysicalDrive2 C:\temp511.bin size=0B size on disk=0B rawcopy 0 512 \\.\PhysicalDrive2 C:\temp511.bin size=512B size on disk = 4096B rawcopy 0 4095 \\.\PhysicalDrive2 C:\temp511.bin size=3584B size on disk=4096B rawcopy 0 4096 \\.\PhysicalDrive2 C:\temp511.bin size=4096B size on disk=4096B Sizes determined by right-clicking and choosing Properties. Btw, results were identical for my older 2TB and 80GB drives. What does that say about how the disk exposes sectors? (Since the result was the same for my other 2 drives, I'm guessing that all three are 512e - they expose emulated 512 sectors, with an underlying physical size of 4K/sector. What I've gathered from my research is that a true 4Kn drive (exposing 4K sectors directly) would only be found in a new, big drive, not my 1.5 year old 80GB drive.) If you have time (no rush), could you tell me what the first two parameters mean and how these sizes are generated? (I couldn't find any documentation online for this version of rawcopy.exe.) -------------- Output from WMIC (which was run on XP; there's WMI but no WMIC tool in W2K): Availability= BytesPerSector=512 Capabilities={3,4} CapabilityDescriptions= Caption=HGST HDN724040ALE640 CompressionMethod= ConfigManagerErrorCode=0 ConfigManagerUserConfig=FALSE CreationClassName=Win32_DiskDrive DefaultBlockSize= Description=Disk drive DeviceID=\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 ErrorCleared= ErrorDescription= ErrorMethodology= Index=2 InstallDate= InterfaceType=IDE LastErrorCode= Manufacturer=(Standard disk drives) MaxBlockSize= MaxMediaSize= MediaLoaded=TRUE MediaType=Fixed hard disk media MinBlockSize= Model=HGST HDN724040ALE640 Name=\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 NeedsCleaning= NumberOfMediaSupported= Partitions=1 PNPDeviceID=IDE\DISKHGST_HDN724040ALE640____________________MJAOA5E0\5&22A5F58&0&0.0.0 PowerManagementCapabilities= PowerManagementSupported= SCSIBus=0 SCSILogicalUnit=0 SCSIPort=2 SCSITargetId=0 SectorsPerTrack=63 Signature=1250565034 Size=1801755809280 Status=OK StatusInfo= SystemCreationClassName=Win32_ComputerSystem SystemName=XPCOMPUTER TotalCylinders=219051 TotalHeads=255 TotalSectors=3519054315 TotalTracks=55858005 TracksPerCylinder=255
  3. @roytam1, good call. I sent them an email and will share any response I get.
  4. @BlackWingCat Thank you! I may ask you more about this. @MrMaguire Thanks for the explanation! Here's some of my info; please let me know if there's anything else I should specify: mobo: ASUS P5GL-MX cpu: Intel Pentium 4 630 SL7Z9 chipset: Intel 915GL, Intel ICH6 ram: 4GB OS: W2K @jaclaz You and Dave-H went on quite an odyssey! It was way above my head, but I enjoyed reading it. I'm glad there are people out there who are willing to solve puzzles like that, so the rest of us can reap the benefits. Based on Dave-H's use of fsutil, I did the following: 1. Repartitioned my 80GB OS drive to make a 10GB partition for WinXP. 2. Installed XP. 3. Created a 1.6TB partition (the full space listed as unallocated) on my new 4TB drive, using Windows Disk Manager. 4. Formatted it using Windows Disk Manager: file-system: NTFS allocation unit size: default perform quick format: yes (checked) 5. Booted in XP and ran fsutil: E:\> fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo g: NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0x5640995840994023 Version : 3.1 Number Sectors : 0x00000000d1c081ab Total Clusters : 0x000000001a381035 Free Clusters : 0x000000001a379b50 Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000000 Bytes Per Sector : 512 Bytes Per Cluster : 4096 Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024 Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0 Mft Valid Data Length : 0x0000000000008000 Mft Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000004 Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x000000000d1c081a Mft Zone Start : 0x0000000000000000 Mft Zone End : 0x0000000003470220 I noticed that Dave-H's output included a couple of extra lines, especially "bytes per physical sector". This MS page says Win8 "Includes enhanced 'fsutil' command line utility to query for logical and physical sector size of volume with alignment info". Is the output above enough for you to tell what's going on, or do you know if I can get that enhanced fsutil.exe and run it on my XP installation? Thanks!
  5. Thank you, I'll research the leads you've suggested!
  6. I found this specifications PDF on the manufacturer's site, but I still can't see any reference to sector size: http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/0BF8B842F66D454288257C74007E842B/$file/DS_NAS_spec.pdf
  7. jaclaz, Model # from the NewEgg invoice: HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN (0S03664) 4TB - OEM ----------- 512/4096 bytes per sector: I can't figure that out. I've looked at the following three vendors' descriptions of the product, but I don't see mention of that. It's also not stated on the box or the little fact-sheet that came inside the box. Can you tell me how I can figure that out? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145912 http://visioncomputers.com/eItemDesc.asp?partno=0S03664&desc=HGST-H3IKNAS40003272SN-4-TB-3.5-Internal-Hard-Drive&ic=1026756656 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1021396-REG/hgst_0s03664_4tb_7200_deskstar_nas_internal.html ----------- No access to a more recent system. I could try to get a friend who has a newer system to help me out. ----------- It's currently connected to the mobo by a SATA cable, in one of the slave slots. ----------- I should also have mentioned that the fact-sheet that came in the box tells me to go to http://www.paragon-software.com/hgst/index.htmlto download a "GPT Disk Manager", but when I try to install it, it says: "No ultra-capacity device found. Please connect HGST ultra-capacity hard drive to your computer and execute the installation package again." ...even though the disk does show up under W2K's Disk Manager. As I understand it, W2K can only do MBR, not GPT, so I woldn't expect this "GPT Disk Manager" to work. Thanks for your help!
  8. Hi, is it possible for W2K to recognize all of my new 4TB drive (made by HGST)? W2k's disk manager as well as several third-party partioners only show the 4TB disk as having 1678.02GB unallocated, although I have a 2TB (Seagate) drive that shows up with 1863.01GB - the 2TB drive registers more space than the 4TB drive. In googling this problem, I've noticed that 1678.02GB seems to be what many people's larger drives display as - is there some significance to this number? This is not the boot drive. I'd prefer to have it all be one partition, but I could live with 2 2TB partitions, as long as I get to access the whole capacity of the drive. I'm running SP4 with a bunch of updates I downloaded from MS a few years ago. If it would help, I'm willing to reinstall W2K using unoffical SP5, although I'm not sure the best way to go about that. For reference, my technical knowledge is weak: for example, I'm pretty fuzzy on the difference between ATA and AHCI (I believe I set my mobo to operate in ATA mode). Please let me know if there's any other info about my configuration I should post. Also, I looked over the first 10 pages of threads here, and I didn't see this question mentioned; sorry if this is a repeat. Please let me know if there's another thread I should look at. Thanks! For the past few years I've enjoyed keeping my W2K setup alive despite M$'s wishes, but now I'm worried that this may be the rock that breaks me. Thanks to all the regular contributers here, who have done such amazing work to support W2K!
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