cant get full 250GB

  underworldmagic 10:53 02 Apr 04


i have installed a 250GB Western Digital Caviar HD on my system. but i cant seem to get the full 250 GB

i have installed XP PRO and service pack 1 but its showing 233GB and it says that its using 106 GB

i dont know what to do to have the full 250GB showing, you guys have any pointers please



P4 3.2Ghz HT
Asus P4 C800 E-Deluxe
512mb PC3200 DDR RAM
Sapphire All In Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro
Western Digital 250 GB Hard Drive
Antec 350W PSU

  stlucia 10:57 02 Apr 04

The drive manufacturers reckon a kilo is 1000 (reasonable, I suppose), but the rest of the computer world regards it as 1024.

So a 250Gb drive is 250/1.024/1.024/1.024 = 233Gb.

  anon1 10:58 02 Apr 04

why not click here and if the question is not answered there then ask them

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