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removing stripe from an old drive

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fanni

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HJI got an older drive that i need to use for a little project i'm working on
it used to be used set up in stripe on trueness set up i was using a the time i have since replaced the trueness machine and built a new one i need this 4thb drive in a desktop machine running windows but is only showing up as 1.63 TB

when plugged into my trueness set up it shows it as 3.63 TB but when i try to create a pool it is only giving me the option to create stripe vedv data,

How do i go about getting it back to it's full capacity to show in a windows machine

any help greatly appreciated.
 

Samuel Tai

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You should be able to reclaim the full capacity by just creating a new GPT partition table on the Windows machine, if you don't need the data on the drive any more.
 

fanni

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Hi it won't do anything other than show me 1.64 TB of space no matter what i do but true-as still shows full size

Have tried eases portion master as well and that just shows 1.64
 

pschatz100

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Windows has tools to delete partitions, wipe and reformat drives. You need to use those tools to reformat a ZFS disk for Windows. You cannot do it from TrueNAS. If you know somebody who is familiar with these administrative tasks, they can help you.

Good luck.
 
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