hard drive's not showing the total BG allocation

  woofwoofbark 16:32 20 May 2006

Hi I hope someone has some advice (i aint the most technical but I'll try to explain >> if I didnt read through pcadvisor regularly I wouldnt have a clue about comps lol , although my knowledge is still very limited )...

I have 2 Maxtor drives , 80GB thats split to read as a C:20GB with windows documents on it , plus E:60GB plus a seperate D:40GB ,

my point is .. I am in Disk Managment which shows my HHD'S but they read as

C:19:53 should actually be C:20GB
D:38:28 should actually be D:40GB
E:56:79 should actually be E:60GB

All should total 120GB combined , right ? but they all add upto ( or around lol ) 114:60GB ... where has the other 5:40GB gone ???

  woofwoofbark 16:33 20 May 2006

sorry heading should have read "hard drive's not showing the total GB allocation" :o

  jimv7 16:57 20 May 2006

Manufacturer's use 1000MB as 1GB, windows reads the drive correctly as 1024MB per GB so your drive size's are correct.

  woodchip 16:58 20 May 2006

They are all correct

  DieSse 20:09 20 May 2006

If you open My Computer, right click on each drive in turn, and look at properties - you will see the sizes in Bytes as will as Gigabytes - there, with the Bytes, you will see the 20, 40 and 60 thousand million figures, that match to what you expected to see.

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