davidarky wrote:I am having the same issue. I recently purchased a Newer Tech Voyager Q dock that could specifically read the 3TB Hitachi drives.
I thought that my issue was that the older Newer Tech dock could not "see" the 3TB drive...
But no when attempting to format the drive using the ext3 option, the formatted size never exceeds 750 gb...
I have attempted this two or three times, with the 4.2.17 update installed.
Any help would be appreciated. I don't have a PC around to format the drive as previously suggested
ReadyNas Ultra6, NV+
sphardy wrote:No where in this thread do I see verification that the 3TB drives have been partitioned using GPT as questioned by @mdgm. It is important to ensure the correct partition type is used as the ReadyNAS will not re-partition an already partitioned USB drive, only reformat it. (Partitioning of new completely blank drives is of course supported)
The 2 major partition types are MBR and GPT. MBR is limited disks to 2TB capacities - which is why Netgear added GPT support - and the symptoms described are typical of MBR partitioned drives
This does not rule out USB controller limitations, but it should at least be investigated before making any conclusions. How to verify the partition format will depend on your hosts' OS, but is typically reported by the OS disk utilities
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