Well it has arrived, my new Paperwhite Kindle. It is small, light, and the text is clear. It is very easy to use with sensible touch areas. The built-in light is great for darker reading areas and the battery technology will allow me to keep it on the whole time and still get a long reading life from the unit. I bought the Wi-Fi version because that is all I need to access my Amazon account. This model does not have any extras like the ability to play music or audio books, so if you need this stick with the earlier models for the time being. For the person who wants to replace their book reading with an electronic device that can be used in the dark then this is perfect and exactly what I want.
Why is it that Microsoft Windows is so bad at disk management? I recently wanted to copy everything from a 1.5TB drive to a new 3TB one. First of all when you plug the drive in you will need to specify a GPT partition as the older partition managers don't work beyond 2TB. I did that then made the mistake under Windows 7, 64 bit of using Acronics to clone the disk as a faster option than a copy. I ended up with a 2TB partition and unallocated partition at the end of the disk with no tools on Windows 7 to fix this.
Here's what you need to do, go to www.easeus.com and download the free Partition Master for Home use. Right click on the drive, wipe out the partition and create a new GPT drive partition to use. A hat tip to the people over at Ease US for providing this free utility, they do have of course pro and business versions for sale that provide extra features. Under Windows 7 you can't even format the unallocated partition and use it as an extended one, hopeless.
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