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Old 12-28-2006, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ive just purchaced a hitachi deskstar hdd
formatted it
and when window recognised it
it only shows 298 gb free
and its a 320 gig drive
is there a way too get the rest of the space for storage

i would be greatful
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude: Your drive is not metric. there are 1024 bytes per megebyte. Ergo 350gig/1024 bytes per megabyte = 312. gb Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......Go into disk management an see if your dirve has a second small partition. If it does, remove that partition. If you don't know how to get there, let me know.
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ive checked and only got 298 gigs and no small partition
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Did the manufacturer provide you with an install CD? You are going to have to reset the partition because the drive was formated with that size limitation.
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no i didnt get a cd with it
its an oem drive purchaced from pc world
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go to Western Digital website and download there hard drive utilities. Data Lifegauard Utilities ver. 11:

http://support.wdc.com/
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is there any software out there for removing the limitations
i know of one for maxtor hdds but cant remember the name of it
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cheers
but still shows as 298 gigs
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I would call the manufacturer or go to their website and see if they have a HD utility...other than that I'm at a loss.

Edit: There are some drives that have jumper options that limit the size of the drive by defining cylinder allocations differently. I would check the jumper settings and make sure they are correct for the maximum drive size.
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