Originally Posted by disturbed13
so then would the second HDD be formated with the same space as the first?
That is a good question, it depends on your system. If you have a second drive, you could simply try to format it and see if you get the full drive space.
If you are comfortable installing the operating system, it sounds like you are, I would back your data on whatever you can and repartition and format your primary drive. That would mean reinstalling everything and copying your data back. Before you do that though, check to see if your hardware and OS will recognize and be able to use the full 1.5 TB.
What motherboard and processor do you have? What operating system are you using?
I just ran across your post here:
If those are your specs then yes your hardware should definitely be able to utilize the full 1.5 TB. If you go into Control panel | administrative tools | Computer management and click on disk management does it show unpartitioned or unallocated space on the drive?