Maxtor HD from 500GB to 1TB

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

  1. joshm12 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009

    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What is the actual question here? Your post doesn't make much sense to me.

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