Help with drive partitions please

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  1. pf12351

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    Hey guys, as some of you know, I have a 6 TB HDD. I want to split it into a 1 TB partition and a 5 TB partition, but I don't know the numbers for the shrink.
    (imported from here)
    Also, the drive currently has a few files on it, so I want to know if it will be deleted. Thanks. pf12351
     
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  2. KennyWah

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    Re: Help with drive partition please

    • Well for starters it would appear to only contain 5.5tb according to windows [This is normal]
    • In the factory they only count 1kb=1000bytes where as windows 1kb=1024byes so do expect this to be a thing.



    I know that from when I had to do this with my 4tb drive I got last year.
    Windows recognized my 4tb as a 3.65tb drive
    so I made a media partition [Media M:] for my drive of 1tb [only made it 991gb]
    and a software partition [Main Data Drive H:] for my drive of the remaining 2.66tb




    Relative Info

    • So for your 1tb just set it to 1 000 000/1000000 MB
    • and for the rest just set it to whatever is left for the 2nd portion you want to create.
    • You should have a 2nd drive size of something like this: 4502457mb [4.5tb] approx 4.5million mb
     
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  3. pf12351

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    Re: Help with drive partition please

    Thank you so much! :D
     
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