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Windows 7: Missing disk space in new internal hard drive

09 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Missing disk space in new internal hard drive

Hi All,
I just purchased a new internal hard drive (Seagate Barracuda hard drive - 3 TB - SATA-600) to be used for storing data. Installation was simple, and Disk Management noticed it right away, with 1 problem: The free space is 743.48 GB, not the 3000 or so I was expecting. Disk Manager says it is 100% free. So the big question is: Where is all that other disk space?

Thank you!!
HP Z600
Windows 7 x64


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09 Aug 2012   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello and welcome, Sparky67

Can you post a screenshot of your full screen disk management window, and your my computer window ?

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09 Aug 2012   #3

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Thanks Arc - here it is.


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09 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Does it actually say 3TB on the HDD body?

Maybe there was a labelling/packaging error at the factory.
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09 Aug 2012   #5
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Yes, it looks like to be a 800 GB disk
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09 Aug 2012   #6

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Also go into Device Mangler, er, Device Manager -

Control Panel > Device Manager

Expand Disk Drives and see what the system reports for the model.

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Regards,
GEWB


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