Maxtor HD from 500GB to 1TB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joshm12, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. joshm12 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have had a maxtor 500gb external hard drive for some time now formatted on a mac os extended journaled partition. I recently installed a new desk and required a USB 2.0m extension cable which i installed. With the extension installed, when i open disk utility it says "1.09TB Maxtor Basics Desktop Media" where before it only said 500+gb. I didn't understand so i unplugged and plugged back in and i still said this, so i decided to format the existing 500gb partition and changed it to a full 1TB and it all seems fine. I haven't tried copying files over 500gb yet because the HD is currently empty as I'm using it as a time machine backup.

    Don't know if this is a dumb question of not, please help.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What is the actual question here? Your post doesn't make much sense to me.
     

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