I've decided to install a bigger hard drive on my PC and as such, I bought a really huge drive: a 6 TB Western Digital - Black Version.
After a full backup of my system which lasted over 48h... 😲, this morning I shut down the PC to cool it off. This evening I opened it and replaced the drive... and as soon as I closed it up and turned it on, it made a lot of noise. I searched for a couple more screws to tighten the drive better so it wouldn't shake and that solved the noise problem...
Then I tried installing a version of Linux on it... and when I got to the part of formatting the partitions, it stopped, saying there was "an error creating the partition." 😖
My PC is a HP tower and the drive has to be fitted vertically... instead of horizontally. Could that cause issues to such big hard drives? Should I find a way to mount the drive on a horizontal position or is that totally irrelevant? According to some forums it shouldn't make a difference... but then, why does a brand new drive throws me an error like this? 🤔
Anyway... after trying to install it again, the drive was missing. I had to boot up Windows and Quick Format it. I hope now I'll be able to install the system and I don't come across the same error again... Wish me luck. 🍀