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i just today got a WD my passport essential SE 750G drive. BUT i plugged it in and WHAMO it shows only 697GB available.

so where did the that other 53gb go to?
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Your cat ate it!!
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post #3 of 16
Probably some went to that worthless WD Smartware, which you can only hide but not delete. I dunno if I missed your sarcasm, but you do realize that 750GB is not 750GB right? Like how 1000GB is approx only 930GB? I would have thought that someone who has high rep as yourself you know that...
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post #4 of 16
go to my computer. right click on that drive. properties and then tell us the capacity of ur hdd in bytes.
    
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post #5 of 16
wd drives usually have the drivers pre-installed on the drive, and the formatting of the drive also takes up quite a bit
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post #6 of 16
Probably a partition from WD.

Open up Disk Manager to see if there's more than one partition.
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post #7 of 16
It's just to do with how they label the size verus MB - Kb, it totally normal.

A 1Tb drive only has 931Mb of usable storage

Edit: supprised this questiopn still comes up
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freakn View Post
A 1Tb drive only has 931Mb of usable storage
I think I would be quite pissed over that.
post #9 of 16
Due to the standard formatting of mechanical hard drives, you don't actually receive the advertised size. It's partially marketing, because manufacturers refer to 1GB as 1000mb, instead of the actual ratio, 1GB - 1024mb. Make sense?
post #10 of 16
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i realize its normal in all drives people LOL but still 53gb difference? jesus!!


used space 116,760,576
free space 749,335,105,536
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