My Dell Inspiron 530 is just over a month old.......it replaced an old Packard Bell that I had for a few years and it had a 40Gb HDD.
The HDD on this PC is 500Gb.....a couple of things......
1...in my comp it shows the drive as 455Gb. Is this because Vista is installed and partitioned on the other 45Gb???
2...of the 455Gb it says I have 388Gb free....this seems be getting less by the day......I have installed a few programs since I got the machine but I have less on it than my old PC with a 40Gb HDD. When I look in "C" drive and add up whats there is only about 10Gig plus there is a recovery drive "E" that's 10Gb, so how can I have used 67Gb??
how many days have you had the new hardrive with vista on it ?
my opinion on point 2.
the reason i ask is that system restore is probably turned on and it will take 15% of your hardrive which is 75Gb so you may want to disable that or lower the % of your hardrive it takes.
my opinion on point 1.
you will never get 100% of your hardrive show up in my computer it just doesnt happen. although a loss of 45Gb does sound alot. i mean with my 160Gb have 147Gb ? so maye its about right. i wouldnt worry too much like i said you will never get 100% of any hardrive
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if so then the manafuctures are kinda false adveritising
No, 500 isn't 500000MB. That ammount is 455GB. Do 500000MB/1024. Hey! That adds up to 488GB! Erm...there's something being used in the drive taking that extra space. Personally though, you'll never have a perfect 500GB drive. You could always get a higher than 500GB drive and partition a drive with 512000MB.