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How Do I Partition a Hard Disk Larger than 2 TB?

Symptom

The default maximum storage space of the Windows data disk is 2 TB. If the purchased space is greater than 2 TB, the remaining space cannot be formatted. That is, the disk whose partition size is greater than 2 TB cannot be used.

Solution

NOTE:

Before performing the following operations, ensure that the disk data to be formatted is cleared.

  1. Right-click Computer on the desktop and choose Manage from the shortcut menu. The Server Manage window is displayed. Click Disk Management on the left. The disk management page is displayed, as shown in the following figure.

  2. If the disk to be formatted is DataDisk(D:), right-click DataDisk(D:) and choose Delete volume from the shortcut menu.
  3. After deleting the volume, right-click the block to which Disk 1 belongs and choose Convertto GPT Disk from the shortcut menu.

    The following figure shows the converted table:

  4. Right-click Unallocated and choose New Simple volume from the shortcut menu. Format the disk as prompted.

    After the disk is formatted, you can use the disk.