Computer Experts- Get In Here!!!

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Computer Experts- Get In Here!!! UPDATED

    SEE UPDATE, POST 66

    Sorry, this is going to be long. Colin Powell, etc.

    I installed a new 4T hard drive in my desktop PC. Windows 7 can only handle 2.2T so I had to use a disk manager that enabled me to use all 4T.

    I transferred about 1.8T of files from one of the other internal drives to this new one, no problem.

    I also have some files on my laptop that I want to transfer to the new 4T drive on my desktop. I tried to use windows explorer to move the files through my wireless network. I knew it was going to be slow but it was the easiest way for me. Here is where the problem starts.

    After an indeterminate time, my desktop froze up. I tried several times and it always froze.

    I decided to transfer the files from the laptop to an external hard drive and then to the new 4T drive on my desktop. Again, I was using windows explorer. It transfers at about 32mb/s for between one to two minutes. The transfer rate then starts to drop. The cursor starts to blink and everything on the PC slows down until it completely freezes.

    I had added some software after I installed the new drive. I uninstalled it to see if there was a conflict. I had also added a USB wireless connection. First I just disconnected it. No change, then I removed the software. No change.

    I did a restore to right after I finished installing the new 4T drive. Problem still there.

    I'm tempted to say that it's either the new drive or the Disk manager. If it was that, my internal drive would have had problems transferring data, wouldn't it?

    I might add that the desktop runs fine as long as I'm not trying to transfer files from an external source.

    Anybody ever heard of this problem? Any suggestions?

    Please return to your dick jokes.

    Edit: Both machines have 64 bit Win 7 premium installed.
     
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  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Holy fucking shit I am NOT reading all of that
     
  3. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    It was a great joke about your mom.
     
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    fletchman71 Well-Known Member

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    “This lawn supervisor was out on a sprinkler maintenance job and he started working on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ gangly wrench. Just then, this little apprentice leaned over and said, “You can’t work on a Findlay sprinkler head with a Langstrom 7″ wrench.” Well this infuriated the supervisor, so he went and got Volume 14 of the Kinsley manual, and he reads to him and says, “The Langstrom 7″ wrench can be used with the Findlay sprocket.” Just then, the little apprentice leaned over and said, “It says sprocket not socket!”
     
  5. Xhorder

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    Since when is there a 2.2T limit? What filesystem are you using?
     
  6. Apple the cat

    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    While all you computer experts are here, what's the best software to get rid of all the ads I have popping up???
     
  7. sarnie

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  8. gwartney

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    It's an NTFS limit. I had to switch the file system to GPT

    Under NTFS, it shows as about 1.8T.
     
  9. gwartney

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    Here's the documentation on the 2.2 limit:

    http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/869E4925CC72E233862577E100235119/$file/Deskstar_3TB_FAQ_finalwebv2.pdf
     
  10. Xhorder

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    I see.. it's an MBR limit thing. Are you sure your system fully supports GPT?

    Anyway, the easiest solution would be to split the drive into two partitions of <2TB each.
     
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    Why did you get one drive so friggin big???

    My PCs Windows 7 drive is 480GB.

    I put everything else across 7 external drives of varying sizes.

    I think you screwed the pooch with your OS on that big a drive.

    Good luck. :coffee:
     
  12. gwartney

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    It only sees a 2.2T drive, natively. So partitioning it in half will take the same disk manager software that partitioning it as a full 4 did. I'm not thinking that is the problem. I'm reading about lots of others having the same problem. I just haven't found a common solution yet.
     
  13. gwartney

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    My PC case is maxed out with drives. I take a lot of photographs and the files are huge. Then I screw around with them in Photoshop and end up with three or four different versions of the same photo. It adds up quickly. I have a bunch of Externals but, so far, I only use them as backups.
    I'm going to get a NAS one of these days but I'll still want the largest drives I can get for it. Right now, for a broke brother, the huge hard drive was the cheapest solution.
     
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    Put them on an external hard drive.
     
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    Welcome to 4:21PM.
     
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    You're in an inferior time zone.
     
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    And I know a thing or two about storing photographs.
     
  18. gwartney

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    If you know anything about organizing them, you're way ahead of me.
     
  19. P-B

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    They're all in folders, depending on the subject. I have one for car shows, and each show is in a sub-folder.


    91 folders, 5.54 GB, 21,192 pics.

    :facepalm:
     
  20. DarkFriday

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    Photoshop and ACDSee12 work with my pics and I store all of it on a 3TB external WD :c