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    I need to vent a little....
    So I purchase one of these 8TB external HD's to have plenty of storage.
    I plug it in and the driver device software says it failed to fully install.
    I open up diskmgmt to alocate the drive. It shows only 74.50GB capacity!
    ughh!!!!

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    I've had good luck with Seagate external hard drives. I own two of their 4TD HD have one on my PS4 Pro and one on my Xbox One X , no problems with either one.

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    Thanks NPYYZ. I have owned Seagate products before but Western Digital has never let me down until this particular item. I will get a refund or hopefully an easy exchange. This one was a lemon showing about 100 times less storage than it should be!
    Last edited by Olimpass; 08-27-2018 at 09:43 AM.

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    Have you tried reloading the driver software?

    Sometimes they are finicky on the installation order. You know, like sometimes they want the installation disk first and then sometimes about 2 hours into the 15 minute install it asks for you to plug in the drive....you know. The usual Windoze process.
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    Which OS?

    You may need to update firmware and drivers.
    Here's a utility to try.

    https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?p=171
    Last edited by pgm554; 08-27-2018 at 11:33 AM.
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    Yeah I bought one that said Mac compatible and sure as snot it WAS NOT.
    I was so mad.
    Sold the PC version to my mom actually and went online and ordered a new mac one.
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    Thanks all. The drivers are automatically downloaded when it's plugged in to the computer. I had purchased it online. It's been returned at a local store, they tried it, it didn't work, got a refund. I wanted to exchange it but they didn't have another 8TB in the store.
    I do need to purchase another because I need one for the storage.
    Now I have things on different drives but it'd be nice to have all on one.
    Last edited by Olimpass; 08-27-2018 at 07:50 PM.

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