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Iomega 1TB external harddrive


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#1 kerryboy

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

I have a 1TB iomega external harddrive which I formatted using EASEUS partition magic to include a 16GB FAT32 partition with the remainder unused. I have now gotten rid of the FAT32 16GB partition and have it all back in NTFS. I am worried that somewhere along the way I lost some storage space as now the drive only reads as 930GB in my computer and when I convert the number of bytes shown in the 'properties' option of 'my computer' it only comes out as 0.90TB. Is there any way to check if I have lost some storage? I know that when you buy a harddrive the capacity is not the actual capacity but I want to make sure I havent lost anything.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

930GB is the correct available space on that drive :).

No drive ever reflects the stated size which the manufacturer lists when selling. For details, Hard Drive Size Differential - http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=615 .

It has always been this way.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for that, I was aware that the advertised size never reflects the actual capacity but wanted to confirm that I hadnt done something stupid and lost some capacity.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:31 AM

:thumbsup: .

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