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#1 Gabisonfire

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

Hi!

I just bought and installed a new HD Seagate 1TB and after formatting it gets to 930GB so I'm wondering if it's possible to reduce the loss.
Or even make it full space.

Thanks!
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#2 figgis41

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:12 PM

hi,,, some will be allocated to the ntfs file system and some will be allocated to system restore,,,, are you running vista os on your pc????
as vista allocates %15 of the hdd space.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:17 PM

That's perfectly normal. It has to do with the way that hard drive manufacturers calculate those sizes when selling products.

I have 500GB hard drives which...after formatting...yield 465GB of useful partitioned space.

Hard Drive Size being reported wrong in Windows - http://articles.networktechs.com/printer-36.html

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:25 PM

Thanks guys!

And especially that link you posted solved my question entirely. Ty!
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:54 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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