A 40GB drive saying its a 30GB

Akash

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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.
 

Alex_is_Axel

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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:
 

Zedric

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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?
 

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