A 40GB drive saying its a 30GB

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Akash, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have a IBM Deskstar 41.0GB Hard drive but it only reads as 30 something gb. I suspect that it has permanent bad sectors. Any other explanations? I have done multiple formats & used ibms own HDD format disk, but nothing has helped. Can any one suggest anything or is it a permanent sort of thing?

    thanx in advance.
     
  2. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Has it once been 41GB on your computer? As in have you ever seen it as 41GB on 'My Computer'? :confused:
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    30 something what? 37-38? If so it's correct. No worries.

    If not:
    - Some disks have an option to cap at 32 GB (compatability reason). Usually a jumper on the back.
    - Have you repatitioned to check if it was just 10GB slack space?