Mac Mini will not see 3TB external drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jtwrace, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. jtwrace macrumors newbie

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    I'm using an external iomega mini max drive. I replaced the 1TB drive with a 3TB Seagate. It will not see the full 3TB drive it will only see 1.5TB. I did partition the drive and format with GUID and Journaled.

    According to thishttp://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218579en it should work but I cannot get it.

    Running Snow Leopard

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. jtwrace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It appears to be the older iomega enclosure. I tried a newer enclosure and it sees it as 3TB.
     
  3. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Different enclosures can handle different drive capacities.
     
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