Hardive low gig than should be

Shutle

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Hi I have a Maxtor fireball ict15 and on the internet page describing it, it says: "Storage Capacity: 7.5 GB to 30 GB". For one thing I know my hardrive is 20GB so why then does it say 7.5 to 30?
The thing is when I check the properties of the disc it says it only has 1.99GB, now thats disapointing when it should have 20.
 

Tulsileaf

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Is it this website?

There were different models available, some offering as low as 7.5 GB and others as high as 30GB. Yours is probably filled with data and/or programs which is why it says 1.99 GB instead of 20GB.
 

Shutle

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can I get rid of that data? I've formated it twice but nothing changes. Could you suggest a program or maner to erase the data?
 

The_Necromancer1

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When you format it, did it ask you to delete all data? When i formatted mine, i got 3 options.

Tulsileaf what does your sig say???

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Shutle said:
Hi I have a Maxtor fireball ict15 and on the internet page describing it, it says: "Storage Capacity: 7.5 GB to 30 GB". For one thing I know my hardrive is 20GB so why then does it say 7.5 to 30?
The thing is when I check the properties of the disc it says it only has 1.99GB, now thats disapointing when it should have 20.
It's a odd ball drive. I have a few of those that format out to 6 gigs.
Check over at the maxtor site for full details on the drive.
 

Shutle

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Not only does the properties say there is only 1.99GB but also i cant put more that 1.99GB on the drive. Is it possible that my Maxtor Quantum Fireball ICT15 is a 1.99GB Hardrive?
 

TheBinaryOpinio

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It's not very likely, Shutle. Not many hard disks these days are at the capacity of 2GB. I'm almost sure this is not a problem with your operating system, either....what OS are you using?

Get a bigger drive, maybe even a new computer. Go Mac, if you can. If you don't like Macs....find a cheap Dell online, prices are low around the 4th.
 
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