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Old 07-24-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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this isnt a big problem just kinda annoying i have a 160gb barracuda 7200rpm hard drive but in windows it says it only has 130gb why does it say that?
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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Well.....it takes off some MB's because of the 1024MB equals 1gb but hard drives say 1000MB equals 1GB but I had a 160 and it said like 154.....idk why yours is so low.

My 80GB is 74...
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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could windows not be recognizing it properly?
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shouldnt be, my 200 i just put in picks up 186, so its just the bigger your harddrive, the more you lose, somone told me you lost %10, idk if thats true or not
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #5
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No because then I would have lost 8GB
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #6
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i know u lose a bit but 30gb is a lot for a 160gb hard drive
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you sure your not counting windows in the lost space? If not im stumped
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Sure you don't have unpartitioned space?
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i dont know, how do i check?
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:46 PM   #10
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go into dos (assuming you don't have xp, i'm not sure if it will work in the command prompt) and type fdisk. you should be able to check what your hd is partitioned into...

on another note, my neighbor just bought a 250GB hard drive and windows says it's only 232GB...so i blame windows. (my linux machine shows the accurate HD space)
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