drive usage does not make sense

seagate 30000gb hard drive shows up as  used 2.25 mb, and free 746 gb in properties.  Where is the rest of the drive.    Am i reading this right?  Drive came out of a Lacie external drive brand new.

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GeorgeidpAsked:
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
Go into disk management and see if there is additional space that is not allocated to the volume. Otherwise it could be a defective drive and needs to be sent back. You may also want to just format the drive and see if that helps.
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GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
I deleted the partition and created a new one.   formatted the drive and still shows the same size.  Tried this on a mac and a pc running windows 10 pro.

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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
Yeah sounds like it's a faulty drive. I would just send it back for a new one.
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GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
thats what i thought.  I will call them.

george
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
What drive is it exactly? Use SeaTools to examine it.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I know this question is closed but if the drive is initialized as MBR or the USB caddy doesn't support >2TB drives what the user is seeing is what is to be expected. from diskpart clean the disk, then initialize it as GPT then you should see the entire drive.
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andyalderCommented:
David is right, there's nothing wrong with the drive, MBR does not support disks above 2TiB / 2.2TB,
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SeanSystem EngineerCommented:
I stand corrected. Digging deeper this is common. My apologies. Here is a link with more information on this.

https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmanager/3tb-drive-shows-746gb.html
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GeorgeidpAuthor Commented:
I want to thank all for the help and will let  you know the results when it is done.

Thanks

George
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