[SOLVED] HDD size keeps increasing in partition manager

natcha12

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Hey, I have an 1TB old laptop HDD i use for a portable drive thats been playing around a little. I was transferring some 200GB of steam games in order to not need to redownload them tonight and windows came up with a disk error. Did a repair but when i went onto the drive settings it was down as a 2TB drive (1.81GB after filing software)? It happened again when i restarted the transfer and then said 3TB... Is this drive on the way out or what?
 

RolandJS

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Are you able to move the games from this problematic HDD back to the original drive? You have earlier, before this happened, made backups onto another reliable external media? I ask because I think your intuition is correct, HDD is on the way to complete failure.
 

RolandJS

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Are you able to move the games from this problematic HDD back to the original drive? You have earlier, before this happened, made backups onto another reliable external media? I ask because I think your intuition is correct, HDD is on the way to complete failure.
 

natcha12

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Hmm. The whole steamapps/common folder has disappeared from HDD when I just looked. Some games were able to transfer before the error, but unfortunately not the majority.

Yeah I have a 3.5 drive too with my backups, I just prefer the laptop drive because not needing external power. What I've been doing is putting my main games on the HDD and swapping them around on a small ssd in laptop.
 

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