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#1 claryfray

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

So I got myself a new 1TB secondary drive and I formatted it the night before, and everything was fine. But today I checked it and it shows me 8.10GB of the hard drive has been used, which is really strange because the drive is completely empty. I could be wrong, but 8.10GB seems like a whole lot of space used up for nothing. May I know why is this happening? I ran SeaTools and the drive seems fine, but could it be faulty?



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

Post a screenshot from Disk Management, please.

 

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:10 PM

When you format a drive, tables must be created to store the necessary disk geometry that allows hard disk to accept, store, and retrieve data.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:28 PM

931.51 gigabytes times 1,073,741,824 bytes per gigabyte equals 999,986,498,109.44 bytes total storage space. Which is 13,501,890.56 bytes shy of the advertised 1,000,000,000,000.00 bytes. And most of that 13,501,890.56 bytes is used for to store the necessary disk geometry that allows hard disk to accept, store, and retrieve data.
 


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

I believe that the 1Tb is holding Your Page file from the disk management image You posted. I suspect that is where Your size discrepancy arises from. That 8Gb should be the size of Your physical memory.

 

I hope this explains it for You.

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#7 claryfray

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:56 PM

I believe that the 1Tb is holding Your Page file from the disk management image You posted. I suspect that is where Your size discrepancy arises from. That 8Gb should be the size of Your physical memory.

 

I hope this explains it for You.

Roger

Thank you  :) I think I've got that.






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