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paradien

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i have this 200gb hdd but i can only access 186 , a pal says i need to partion the rest is this true? and if so how would i do it ?

Edited by paradien, 29 May 2006 - 03:40 PM.

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You may find that you really only have 186 gigs to be able to use. This is because HD makers use the 10 formula for drive size while microsoft does not. Microsoft says a Mb is 1024 K. Because of this my 80 gig drive shows only 74.5 gigs in windows.

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The overall hd size available would depend on the file sustem the size of each cluster and how many partitions are on drive.
A 200Gb disc formatted in fat32 with 64k clusters may only allow access to 186 gigs
formated in NTFSwith 4k clusters the same disc will allow better than 190 plus GB

To change this after the operating system isn't possible but to break up the disc into more usable partitions is relatively easy.


Just depends on individual needs really :whistling:

Edited by HaraldR, 30 May 2006 - 03:40 AM.

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