I make music on my computer, using windows 8.1
I use a huge amount of data as Im dealing with a lot of wav files, vst files, dll files etc.....
I have about 3 external hard drives, but they were all full.
I bought another one yesterday.....a 4TB WD My Passport.
My plan was to move a lot of data onto this new drive. I wanted to move stuff that isn't being accessed on a daily basis, to free up a lot of space on some of the other drives.
All good so far.............
I'd already moved 500GB of data from a partition on another drive, to the new 4TB drive, and I wanted to erase the old partition.
When I opened disc management, it was prompting me to "initialise" the new 4TB drive and describes it as "unallocated". I wasn't prompted to format the drive when I first connected it to the USB, and I can access the data on the drive ok ( I played some wav files ), and it looks normal from the My Computer screen where I can see all my drives and how much data is stored on them.
Should I move all the data back to the original drives again, and format the new drive, or is there no problem with this EXCEPT in the disc management screen ??