Originally Posted by LOLobo
Is there anyway to make this 3TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external USB 3.0/2.0 hard drive work with my set-up?
If the disk is 3TB in size, then it cannot possibly be formatted as a traditional MBR disk (assuming it uses 512-byte sectors), but it must be set up with a GPT ("GUID Partition Table"
) instead. I haven't used GPT disks yet, but I have only just begun to research to subject because I would like to try to get a 3-TB disk working.
For starters, could you connect the disk to your computer, and then use the fdisk
command to list its partitions? That is, as root, run something like
—obviously—identifies the disk in question).
If, as I suspect, the disk is indeed set up with a GPT instead of an MBR, then I think it will show a single 2-TB partition. I would be very much interested to see the output, so I would be grateful if you could post it here.
In any case, for a detailed explanation on GPT, I suggest you check the GPT fdisk tutorial.