Originally Posted by dksc318
Any way to make a 3TB contiguous partition? Now I have a 2048GB partition and 746GB unallocated space. This is a ST3000DL taken out of an external enclosure.
I ran into same situation. Normally in Disk Management you right click the relevant partitions and select delete to delete the partitions, then create the single big partition (naturally this should be done on an empty drive as any data in these partions will be lost). However there was no 'delete' comand for me when I right clicked these partitions. I ended up doing the following:
1. Disk management to get the disk number of the disk.
2. Start ; In the search box type in cmd
3. In the results, right click cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"
5. list disk
6. select disk "x" (where "x" is the number of the drive from step #1 above)
- you should see something like "disk x is now the selected disk"
7. list partition
- you should see a list of the partitions that are on this disk
At this point I deleted the partitions using that diskpart command and then went back into computer management to create the single big partition etc...
However, looking at a post in here
, it looks like maybe a better way would be to use the diskpart's "clean" command.
List of diskpart commands here