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Hi Folks,

Yeah so I've been benching my 8mb and 16mb Raptors against each other individually.
I noticed a very strange thing, all apps identify one Raptor as a 74Gig.
Now the really strange part, the capacity is seen as 148gig
What do I believe, is this a Raptor150 in disguise?
Screens attached, I attached the most reliable 2, the Raptor in question is disk J in Disk management.

Well lay it on me, what do you think??????



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post #2 of 17
What's the model number on the hard drive? You may want to go to WD and check the hard drive's warranty. When you type in the serial, it should also tell you what model you have.
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post #3 of 17
Odd stuff but based on the model WD740ADFD it's a 74g model.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/produ...sp?driveid=244

The 150g model is WD1500ADFD
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Man this is crazy, I just deleted the partition and created a new and it went to 148 as well.
IDK what to think
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what....the....heck??????
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I know. Make loads of folders. Fill the hard drive up -- if it goes much over the 74GB .. then it's a bigger HDD. If it actually puts data onto the 130+ GB of space that it says it has... it must be telling the truth about its space
    
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Man this is crazy, I just deleted the partition and created a new and it went to 148 as well.
IDK what to think
The data would suggest that this is the case.

It would not be the first piece of hardware that has been incorrectly labelled/packaged by the manufacturer. My 8800GTS was sold as a 320MB version. when I got it home it was the 640MB version in disguise
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1678...ing-issue.html

You could try say writing 80GB+ to the disk, if it works than you must have the 2 platter 150GB version not the single platter 74GB version Just an idea (beat me to it JohnRogers lol )
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Hi Folks,

Yeah so I've been benching my 8mb and 16mb Raptors against each other individually.
I noticed a very strange thing, all apps identify one Raptor as a 74Gig.
Now the really strange part, the capacity is seen as 148gig
What do I believe, is this a Raptor150 in disguise?
Screens attached, I attached the most reliable 2, the Raptor in question is disk J in Disk management.

Well lay it on me, what do you think??????
Simple. If that Raptor was the first one in an array or a 150GB partition, it will show up as the entire size of the partition because that is where the files are indexed. Format the drive and you should see its normal size.
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post #9 of 17
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I know. Make loads of folders. Fill the hard drive up -- if it goes much over the 74GB .. then it's a bigger HDD. If it actually puts data onto the 130+ GB of space that it says it has... it must be telling the truth about its space
Not a bad idea, I guess I could transfer all 140gigs of my pr0n and see what happens.
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Simple. If that Raptor was the first one in an array or a 150GB partition, it will show up as the entire size of the partition because that is where the files are indexed. Format the drive and you should see its normal size.
I have formatted it and partitioned it, deleted and did it again.
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