HDD not showing full Capacity

  kat64 21:05 PM 30 Aug 13
Locked

Hi, I have a Hitachi Deskstar 164 Gb HDD which I use as an external hard drive via a Sandberg USB Hard Disk Link. On my PC the capacity only shows 31.4Gb is there a way to retrieve the full 164Gb. I have Windows 7 Pro Kind Regards

  woodchip 21:30 PM 30 Aug 13

It may be a windows Partition Bug, or your motherboard. Look under Disc Manager for free space or unallocated space. and set it up if you see it

  woodchip 21:32 PM 30 Aug 13

I use XP, if it works same Right Click My Computer/Manage/disc manager

  kat64 22:24 PM 30 Aug 13

Did what you said Woodchip and it is showing 153.39Gb Active Primary Partition. Can you advise me on that please? Regards

  kat64 22:24 PM 30 Aug 13

Did what you said Woodchip and it is showing 153.39Gb Active Primary Partition. Can you advise me on that please? Regards

  rdave13 22:28 PM 30 Aug 13

Have you formatted the drive to NTFS?

As woodchip check disk management for the hard drive details for unallocated space.

link to format, remember that a hard drive is always partitioned. It may have only one but still is partitioned. Check is disk management how many partitions are shown.

  kat64 22:42 PM 30 Aug 13

Brilliant that did it Thanks guys regards

  kat64 22:42 PM 30 Aug 13

Brilliant that did it Thanks guys regards

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

How to watch iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus launch live: What to expect from Apple's 9 September 2015…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

This installation lets you control a laser and sound show using your mind

Apple's special event invitations decoded: A look back at 13 of Apple's most cryptic invites