I bought a new 8TB 3.5" HDD and put it in an old USB 2.0 enclosure I had for a 1TB drive.
When I went to setup the device in Windows it was only showing as 1.3TB in the Disk Management tool. I plugged the device is directly via SATA and the full size was shown. I formatted as an exFAT drive at 8TB.
With the device now plugged in via the enclosure, Windows now shows it at the proper storage amount, but Linux does not. See screenshots below:
Is Windows lying to me and is this USB 2.0 limitation? Or is there a tool to help Linux recognise the full size? I have messed around with gparted, but that hasn't helped.
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E:. If I'm right, Windows does not see the drive properly either. IMO the old USB 2.0 enclosure is to blame.