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Hi guys.

So i replaced my seagate LP 2tb with a wd green (WD20EARS/64Mb) since the seagate had the random clicking nightmare...

anyway, i've heard about this wd advanced format thing and i was under the impression that it was supposed to give users extra 7%(or sth similar) space.

i'm using windows 7 64 bit, and the drive is still shown to have 1.83T capacity under disk management.

is this right? or shall i do some kind of format on the drive to have the extra space? i'm asking since the old seagate 2tb had 1.81T and and this new wd drive is no different in terms of capacity.

many thanks.
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not so, i was under the impression that these EARS drive just were sectored differently to be more efficient, not hold more data.
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not so, i was under the impression that these EARS drive just were sectored differently to be more efficient, not hold more data.
maybe i got the wrong idea, but pretty sure on their website, they ve mentioned sth about 7-11% extra disk space???

dan im confused
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dont be, you have a working 2TB drive, be happy
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haha yes mate, just checking the drive now, hope this one holds up, stories from those who had DOAs do not sound pleasant at all
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haha yes mate, just checking the drive now, hope this one holds up, stories from those who had DOAs do not sound pleasant at all
return the drive while you still can in that case. get a more publicised drive, that way you will have a better insight to what it will be like.
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