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Free Agent P/N 9NK2AE-500, S/N 9QE1WQ4X - CAN'T SEE ON SCREEN

External drive connected thru USB to IMac G5. Was working fine until mouse freeze. Ran hardware check and everything OK. Restarted and everything OK except Free Agent doesn't show as connected. Process required disconnect all USB which included Free Agent which I did without ejecting since disk was partitioned into 4 partitions. Disk contains backup. Help.

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This is fairly straightforward using the Windows XP tools.

IMPORTANT, copy everything you want to keep from partition F otherwise it will be deleted. Drive G will not be affected.

  • Right click 'My Computer' >'Manage' then click disk Management.
  • Right click your drive F and 'Delete Partition'.
  • You now have 210GB unused space on the drive.
  • Right click the unused space and "Create Partition".
  • Specify the size of the new partition to your requirements or create more partitions until the free space runs out.
  • You can then right click and format the new partitions. 'Quick Format' is fine unless you have been experiencing disk problems.
To swap around drive letters in Disk Management:-
  • Right click the drives and 'change drive letters', to X, Y or Z or whatever
  • Now you can change the drive letters back to F, G, H or whatever order you want them in
I'm sure you get the idea, you just have to change the letters of the drives to unused letters to make a space in the sequence (not that any sequence really matters)

Good luck


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I just got a Free agent 500gb today and I checked from my computer to see how much actual space was available on the HDD and it showed the same amount that you're getting 465gb. I believe the 35gb that's missing is used for some standard program/files that the Free agent requires for regular operation.

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Windows 2000, XP, Vista can format your drive into NTFS and it sounds as if you're already there. If you want to format in FAT32 they'll do it, but they will limit partition size.

The way I've done it is to use linux. there is a form of linux called "knoppix" which is a CD or a DVD which will boot your PC and turn it into a linux box running from the DVD drive. Linux will allow you to format your drive in about a dozen ways, so choose carefully. If you are tech savvy and adventurous, this is fun and not dangerous (providing there is not data to lose). On the other hand, if you want safety without the hand-holding, there is formatting software you can buy to do this in windows, but the modern Windows systems will not of themselves give you a massive partition in FAT32.

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