I just got a 3TB external drive. When I first plugged it in, it showed up as a 2.7TB drive (as expected). Whenever I get a new external device I like to format it (and admittedly, I succeeded initially with the simple right click format from My Computer) but I wanted to try something different. So I went into Computer Management and deleted the partition on the hard drive and the following came up:
So that's strange. What started as a single partition now became two blocks of unallocated space. I can only partitions in the first block:
I am also not able to extend the first partition. I created the partition as large as Windows would allow me.
How can I join these two unallocated spaces back together again?
I am using Windows 7 Professional, if that means anything special.