WD 16 TB Gold HDD

solaris54

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I was trying to check out a new WD 16TB hard drive. For some reason it only shows 566 GB after formatting GPT NTFS. I am wondering if the problem is because I'm using a USB hard drive reader to do the format. I just wanted to check it real
quick before installing in computer in case I have to send it back.
 

mwroobel

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It sounds like your adapter isn't LBA48 compliant. 566 is abnormal, usually if you are CHS locked it comes up as 504GB.
 

solaris54

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I'm going to install it in the computer over the weekend and see if that changes anything. If not will have to send it back.
 
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