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Windows 7: External Hard Drive reduced max capacity

11 Jun 2012   #1

win7 ultimate 64bit
External Hard Drive reduced max capacity

hi guys,

as far as i remember, i do have an external HDD with a 250G capacity... i bought an enclosure then...
i think i have this almost 3 years now...

i have noticed lately that max capacity is now 150G...

i mean, could this be possible?

i am really sure that i have a 250G external HDD....


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11 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

Where are you reading that 150 GB figure? A command prompt? Window Explorer? Diskpart? Other?

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.
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11 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Pro x86 (Netbook)

Is there a label on the disk that states the capacity as 250GB? I do not want to insult your memory, but you might have just remembered the size incorrectly. It happened quite often to me with memory sticks.
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11 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You could also post a screen shot of Disk Management with the drive connected.
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