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Anthonyworcs

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Can someone tell me why my 1TB pc has a C & D drive with the C drive showing 540GB capacity & the D drive when I try to format it only showing 380GB? Is there really 80GB running about somewhere?
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Right click on "Computer" icon and chose "Manage", than choose "Disk Management" from the menu in the left. See if there is any unpartitioned space.
Also, HDDs are always smaller from their labeled capacity. This is because of a market trick. They round down everithing to 1000, and it is actually 1024. 1TB=1024GB; 1GB=1024MB and so on.
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Thanks for that. It comes up with a total of 931GB so that explains why it doesn't add up to what I thought it was.
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You're welcome :)
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