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Windows 7: missing 44gb of my hdd

13 Aug 2010   #1
brands

seven
 
 
missing 44gb of my hdd

OK so the old HDD crashed and got myself a Caviar Black 640.. Today (continuing my efforts to solve my sata/achi issues) I saw that the hdd has some 44GB missing??

As you'll see in the attached pic, when in "My Computer" the hdd appears to be 596GB.. BUT in its properties.. we see its true value (640)..

Any ideas??




edit:
just thought I'd add that disk management also indicates 596..





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13 Aug 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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13 Aug 2010   #3
brands

seven
 
 

Thanks.. but why do I see its "advertized size" in the properties ?
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13 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't see the true value in the screen cap you posted. Where are you seeing it?
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13 Aug 2010   #5
brands

seven
 
 

OK my wrong, just noticed that in the properties the 640 is bytes..

Does anyone know if the "formula" is different in XP, cause as I recall, while installing XP this afternoon it recognized 610GB (during the selection of which drive to install) which would mean that its divided twice..
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13 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have no clue where you get "devided twice" from. The formula is the same. 7 usually creates a "system reserve" partition and most hDD come with extra sectors that are used when some go bad, which XP might be seeing. You can read more about bad sectors and the extra sectors here:
Bad sector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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13 Aug 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The formula is the same. hard drives have been like this forever.
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