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Old 12-10-2005, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 250gb HD only gets 233gb on Windows!

I have a 250gb Maxtor Diamondmax10 SATA harddrive. In windows it only reads/writes up toe 233gb, it shows that thats its limit. In everest and every other diagnostic tool (hell even BIOS!) they all say that its 250GB. Any idea how I can get my other 17GB back??
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Upgrading Service Pack might help.

Also goto disk managment and see if theres any unallocated space.
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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for god sake. its just the old difference between binary and metric. pull up calculator type in 250,000,000,000 divide by 1,073,741,824 and have a look at what you get. about 232.8gb so roughly 233gb.

edit: therefore there is no missing space. your hdd's size as reported by manufacturer is in metric in which a GB= 1,000,000,000 bytes, a true binary GiB is 1,073,741,824 bytes
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lol yes nitestick is right but I think the tone was a bit uncalled for
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that's why my 80GB hdd is only 74 GB am i right?
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yes. sorry the tone was a little aggressive. thats my bad. feeling depressed at the moment not entirely sure why
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