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Windows 7: how do i restore factory capacity on wd external drive?

05 Apr 2016   #11
ucma

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Under that case i really apologize.
Thank you @ ICIT2LOL, jumanji and mjf!

It seems i've been taken for a ride as i took the drive at face value without checking. I tried looking at the wd site but could not get this model for details...is there any derivative for the 1600 extension in the drive name itself?


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05 Apr 2016   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You are welcome.

Model Number- WD Internal drives: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...579-001028.pdf

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WD 1600BEV - 1600 denotes 160.0 GB

For any further clarifications on other codes - which I am not interested - ask WD Support.


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05 Apr 2016   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hard drive manufacturers never put the true windows size on the drive or box, they use 1000 per GB, windows uses 1024 per GB
1 TB drive is 931 GB in windows not 1000 GB
500 GB drive is 465 GB in windows
320 GB drive is 289 GB in windows
265 GB drive is 238 GB in windows
250 GB drive is 232 GB in windows
160 GB drive is 149 GB in windows

etc etc etc
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06 Apr 2016   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1,000,000,000 bytes = Decimal GB
1,073,741,824 bytes = Binary GB

So, one Decimal GB = 0.93132 Binary GB

Just multiply the manufacturer indicated Decimal GB by 0.93132 to get the Binary GB you will see, as in my post #6.
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06 Apr 2016   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Look mate from my perspective it was a simple mistake and it really did not upset me. I think that some of us tend to assume that some posters are on top of the game and hey it would be boring if we were all the same eh??
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