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Seagate Baccauda 7200.7 SATA problem

By bushwhacker
Nov 15, 2004
  1. Hello, I just brought this hard drive from www.Tigerdirect.ca in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
    Hard Drive : Seagate Baccauda 7200.7 80013AS SATA 80.0gb 8meg

    I have some problem with this hard drive.

    When fresh install windows 98se the hard drive should span the entire drive. it should show 80.0 gb but it show 74.4gb where is 5.6gb go?? I used DiscWizard2003 (the S.M.A.R.T. work fine but after I format the hard drive again, the S.M.A.R.T. is not working in Norton SystemWorks 2003 Professional)

    Second, few day later, my computer start to slow down while i open a explorer windows. It freeze for a moment then resume again. It really annoying me. I use the Windows 98se build X.XX.2222A include Internet Explorer 6 SP1 package with Win 98se patches.

    Think you guys can help me?

    Thanks

    Lucan (sorry about long post)
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The size difference between the "advertised" storage & the actual storage is due to the fact that HDD companies consider 1MB to be equel to 1000KB, 1GB to be equal to 1000MB, etc.

    OSes & hard drive utilities will tend to count 1MB as 1024KB & there is where the size difference stems from.

    Do a search on the forums as this topic has been discussed quite a lot already.
     
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