1tb hard disk

i have bought a 1tb hdd but it only shows 929 gb total what can i do i have three partition on it c-231, d-399, e-299
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  1. can you check in the disk partition manager?
  2. its normal for a HDD to have slightly less storage than the face value. The drive itself needs to be formated for the operating system for use.
  3. That's normal, because windows measures space in GibiBytes, but HDD manufacturers in GigaBytes. There's about a 7% difference IIRC.
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    Unfortunately, this is normal.

    This is the small print from Seagate, a major HDD manufacturer:
    The amount of memory (measured in gigabytes or terabytes) that can be stored in a disc drive. Usually given as formatted capacity (see format operation). One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.

    WD also has the same notice:
    As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.

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  5. how can i check it i mean what are the steps
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