Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3
Question Harddrives

I just bought a western digital 160gb harddrive, why does it only show up as 127gb after partition?
Are there any ways of getting that 33gb back in any way?
__________________

Witek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
per
BSOD
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 805
Default Re: Harddrives

All there is to know about HDD'S. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mosaddi...%20Drives.html
__________________

per is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3
Default

thankyou per.
So I see I'm capped to a 127gb limit because of shtoopid windows, how would I create two partitions in either half of the harddrive instead?
Witek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:25 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Harddrives

using FDISK
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:26 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Harddrives

Per, sorry old friend but I am not laughing at you but with you.....
I know why you posted that link and I agree wholeheartedly with it...

LMAO with my friend PER.
lurkswithin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:27 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,091
Default Re: Harddrives

Hmm, wonder where you up to...
lhuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:41 PM   #7
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3
Default Re: Harddrives

Don't laugh at me, sorry that I'm not a uber computer geek. I figured it out anyhow and I'm just waiting for it to get done.
Witek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 11:56 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Harddrives

Quote:
Originally Posted by Witek
Don't laugh at me, sorry that I'm not a uber computer geek. I figured it out anyhow and I'm just waiting for it to get done.
That had absolutely nothing to do with you or anyone else. I made a mistake and should have PM'd my friend per. It was strictly personal between me and per.
lurkswithin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 12:05 AM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Harddrives

You should of recieved a floppy diskette with that new harddrive...the best thing you can do is use it to partition and format your drives into whatever sizes that you want. It will then transfer all the data from the old driv to the new drive in whichever partition that you need.
I would suggest that you make them 40..40..40..and whatever is left. 4 partitions. By doing this you can save wear and tear on the new drive...save time when defragging....and help keep your system fast by shortening the seek and find to 40 gigs instead of 60, 80 or larger.
lurkswithin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 11:07 AM   #10
per
BSOD
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 805
Default Re: Harddrives

No problem Lurks. Mi comprende.
Witek-If you are running XP just update to SP1 or SP2.
__________________

per is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0