Help, Samsung Hard Drive

By anthony_curtis ยท 6 replies
May 4, 2004
  1. Sorry people, its me again. I have another problem, i had bought a Samsung 160gb 2 Mache Hard drive. I have installed my windows upon it, but my computer has only read 130 gb, is there a way to re-treve the other 30gb back or has it gone.

    If anybody has any ideas, i will be happy to hear them,

    thanks guys,
  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    How is it formatted FAT32 or NTFS? This could make a difference to the amount of space available.

    Additionally the 160Gb is likely to have been reported using a base of 1000. e.g. 1000 bytes to a kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes to a megabyte etc. rather than the computing form of 1024

    Therefore 130Gb useable could be quite accurate
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  4. anthony_curtis

    anthony_curtis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am using NTFS, so your saying this 30 gb is non re-treavable.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Strange, but I get about 149 GB that way.

    160,000,000,000 bytes / (1024 x 1024 x 1024) = 149.012
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +418

    Surely we don't need 30 posts to explain HD size again?
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Using Partition Magic, you should be able to make a second partition on that HD from the missing 30GB.
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