4TB Drive Only Shows 2TB: Why and How to Solve It Easily?

4TB Drive Only Shows 2TB: Why and How to Solve It Easily?

4TB Drive Only Shows 2TB: Why and How to Solve It Easily?

Geeks - If a 4TB drive is only showing 2TB of available space, it is likely that the drive is using a file system that does not support drives of that size. For example, if the drive is using the older FAT32 file system, it will not be able to store more than 2TB of data because of the limitations of that file system.


To solve this issue, you will need to format the drive with a different file system that supports larger drive sizes, such as exFAT or NTFS. Keep in mind that formatting the drive will erase all data on the drive, so you should make sure to back up any important files before proceeding.


To format the drive, you will need to do the following:

  1. Connect the drive to your computer and make sure it is detected.
  2. Open the Disk Management utility on your computer. This can usually be done by searching for "Disk Management" in the Start menu on a Windows computer, or by using the "Disk Utility" app on a Mac.
  3. Find the 4TB drive in the list of available drives, and right-click on it to open the context menu.
  4. Select the "Format" option from the context menu.
  5. Choose the exFAT or NTFS file system from the list of available options, and click "OK" to start the formatting process.
  6. Wait for the formatting process to complete, and then check the drive to make sure it is now showing the full 4TB of available space.

Remember to back up any important files before formatting the drive, as formatting will erase all data on the drive.


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