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5 TB Hard Drive Different?

roykirk1 735 166 May 22, 2016 at 05:09 PM
Hi

Finally got a 5TB HD to use as NAS. I have been using a 1 TB drive up til now, no issues.

But the 5 TB seems to be formatted differently? I use an old program called DVDShrink to create iso images of backed up DVDs. No problems on the 1 TB but it can't seem to recognize the files I have copied to the 5 TB.

Any ideas what the issue might be? Is there another program I should use instead of DVD Shrink? I like this one because it lets me strip out extra languages that I don't need. I have two small boys and if I don't back up all my DVDs, they get smudged, fingerprinted, etc within days.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on a core i5 Dell Inspiron desktop.

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Sounds like you have the drive formatted wrong. Did you for at it before you stared using it?

Does windows recognize the drive in disk management?

Can you see any files or just not ISOs?
When you copy is there any errors?
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might be the hd settign are wrong? ide to ahci?
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Hi... I am able to see the drive and files. But DVDShrink gives an "the parameter is not correct" error message when I try to read it. From Googling, sounds like it might be a "sector size" problem? Not sure what that means, and the posts I saw seem to indicate a similar problem, but no clear and easy solution...

I just powered it up and plugged it in. No formatting, didn't think it was necessary. As I said, Windows is able to see the drive and the files.
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Quote from roykirk1 View Post :
Hi... I am able to see the drive and files. But DVDShrink gives an "the parameter is not correct" error message when I try to read it. From Googling, sounds like it might be a "sector size" problem? Not sure what that means, and the posts I saw seem to indicate a similar problem, but no clear and easy solution...

I just powered it up and plugged it in. No formatting, didn't think it was necessary. As I said, Windows is able to see the drive and the files.
Please check what format the drive is using and report back. You can do this in properties of the drive. I am going to guess it's EXFAT not NTFS (Which is what you want if your only going to use it on Windows)

Can you have DVDshrink look at your local drives first then move the final product to your external?

What are you doing for backup?
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might be the file format on your hd.
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Hi

Both are NTFS. I can see both drives and all the files from Windows. But certain applications (DVD Shrink, DVD Fab) seem to have an issue reading/writing to the 5 tb drive. Even if I create the image on my HD and copy it to the new drive, the programs cannot read it.

Based on some google research, it may be due to something about "sector size"? That new, larger HDs have larger sized sectors (512kb?). And older applications do no know how to handle this? But not clear to me how to fix the problem, if you want to keep using the old programs.
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Hi

Both are NTFS. I can see both drives and all the files from Windows. But certain applications (DVD Shrink, DVD Fab) seem to have an issue reading/writing to the 5 tb drive. Even if I create the image on my HD and copy it to the new drive, the programs cannot read it.

Based on some google research, it may be due to something about "sector size"? That new, larger HDs have larger sized sectors (512kb?). And older applications do no know how to handle this? But not clear to me how to fix the problem, if you want to keep using the old programs.
I would be surprised if it was sector size (4k) windows does the translation of all that or at least it should. I have ran into sector size with a few older backup programs but never with a copy and paste. Now if your trying to plug this into a TV or something I can see where that could be a problem.
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