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Is there something wrong with my external HDD?

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#1 _maxpower_


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

Hello, there is something wrong with my Samsung 500gb internal laptop hdd that I have placed in an enclosure to use as an external hdd.

This is the hdd.

I am running Windows XP, Service pack 3. The Hdd's instruction manual states that it doesn't rquire any drivers for it because it's already been optimized at the factory etc,etc. It was working fine on my PS3. When I check the "Properties" of the 500gb hdd it says I have "465 gb free". But in "used space" it says "93.2 mb". I don't see anything on the hdd when I click on it to check it's contents. I have "show hidden files/folders" on & I still don't see anything. I tried to save some music & video files to it. And I see that it saved it. I check the "properties" again & the "used space" amount went up (as you would expect) but the "free space" did not decrease. So I delete the music/video files & re-check the "Properties" but the "used space" did not decrease nor did the "free space" increase. I tried formatting it (right click on hdd icon then select Format) & it still says "93.2 mb" used. What do you think is wrong with it & any suggestions on how to fix it?

Edited by _maxpower_, 11 March 2009 - 03:41 PM.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:32 AM

Nothing is wrong with your hard drive. Sometimes when you format a drive, there is a certain amount of space that is being used by the system. Such as my internal 100GB hard drive is blank, I performed a full format recently and it says that there is 50MB used, but the drive is completely blank. I wouldnt worry about 93 MB out of 500GB anyway.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:47 AM

Nothing to worry about there, thats just system resources. :D



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