So why again isn't my hard drive showing this...

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  1. VoOdOoVyPeR

    VoOdOoVyPeR New Member

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    I have a 160 gb utral ata seagate hdd

    on the comp it ses i got 149.

    wheres the other 11 gigs???

    i remember asking this before somewhere else and i cant recall if i ever got an answer and i dont remember where i posted it.
     
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    What kind of connection is it on?

    Windows has a set GB limit per channel with ATA devices i believe. And if i remember correctly it's 150GB. That's your problem.

    Suppsoedly SP1 fixes this issue, do you have SP1 or higher?

    All you need to do is re-create the partition to the HDD's full size. Windows automatically does 150GB partitions i believe.
     
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    When you buy a hd they calculate 1 gig as being 1000 mb instead of 1024, so you lose some space
     
  4. StevesVR4

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    According to hard drive manufacturers, 1GB = 1000MB and 1MB = 1000KB and 1KB = 1000 bytes. According to Windows, 1GB = 1024MB and 1MB = 1024KB and 1KB = 1024 bytes. So if you work it out, 160GB according to the manufacturer is 160,000,000,000 bytes. 149GB according to Windows is 159,987,531,776 bytes. So they are pretty close and you aren't missing any space. The two sources just count the number of bytes differently. The manufacturers do what they do because it makes the hard drive look bigger.
     
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    truth. and probably what you are experiencing.

    another possible source of 'missing hard drive space' could be file system data that has to be stored on teh drive, and while i dont know how much space it takes, it does take some, and it will be more noticable on larger drives.
     
  6. VoOdOoVyPeR

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    oooh ok, steves explanation sounds more logical because i do have sp 2 on my system. thanks
     

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