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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
    hey,

    I am trying to format a newly bought 1.5 TB HDD and it seems that Disk Utility does not want to create a partition bigger than 1.00 TB. when I type in 1.5 TB in the "Size" box in the "Partition" tab, it automatically reverts back to 1.00 TB.

    Can anybody help me ?


    Thanks for your help guys

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?

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    I tried but it does not seem to work, is there some kind of limitation ?

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    How big does Disk Utility say the drive is? Keep in mind please, that while marketing departments always use base 10 for determining drive size.. Operating systems use base 2.
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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?

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    it says :

    Total Capacity : 1,5 TB (1 500 301 910 016 Bytes)

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    Is this a boot device?
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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    10.6 Changed it to Base 10.

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?

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    This is a secondary hard drive I just installed, not a boot device.
    (Would it change anything if it were a boot device ?)

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    10.6 Changed it to Base 10.

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?
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    have you tried 1.25 or 1.48 etc?

    that all being said, I just had to repartition my tb drive so that I had someplace to dump an image quick.. shoulda done that when I first got it
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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?

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    I tried numbers like 1,25 and such but it does not seem to work.

    Does anybody have another idea ?

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    1.5 TB partition on 10.6?

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    I figured it out.

    I was using the "Format" tab, but when using the "Erase" tab it automatically creates a 1.5TB partition, that's perfect.

    Thanks again guys for your input

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