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Combined two unallocated 2TB partitions into 4TB [SOLVED]

Recently I started to repurpose a 4TB 2.5″ SATA SSD but ran into an issue utilizing the entire SSD. Specifically, even after deleting the existing partitions I could only allocate ~2TB and ~2TB (as shown on Disk1 below) Eventually, I realized that the issue was the drive had been setup as MBR instead of GPT. Here are the steps to remedy that and create a large contiguous 4TB partition. First the screenshot shows the steps, then the commands are listed

New UnRAID preclear results for WD Green drive

Recently I had a 2TB WD Black drive develop some issues. That meant it was time to replace it and thankfully my dad had a 2TB WD Green drive available (he is upgrading to some 3TB Seagate drives). Before adding the Green drive to my unRAID setup I ran preclear_disk.sh and here are the results 🙂 NOTE: the total elapsed time was 36 hours 15 minutes and 22 seconds, which is a bit on the slow side. However, this is