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Not NEARLY as much memory as advertised? Is something wrong?

I bought this laptop refurbished a few months ago: www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/X401U/#specifications

It says it's supposed to have 820GB total memory, however my C:/ drive only has 93.92 GB, D:/ drive had 178.85, EFI system partition has 200MB and recovery partition has 25GB. I don't see how this adds up to the 820GB advertised, and I'm wondering if there is something wrong with my hard drive? Help me out, fellas.
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  1. I meant storage, not memory.. regardless.. someone help?!
  2. I think you can choose one hard drive or the other. You appear to have the 320GB drive installed.
  3. on the website it says 500 GB or 320GB. as skit75 says, it's one option or the other, not both. seems you chose the 320GB version
  4. Best answer
    What you are looking at, Storage 2.5" SATA, 500GB 5400, 320GB 5400 are the options, the laptop will come with one or the other depending upon sub-model - it does not come with both. I'm thinking your model comes with the 320GB 5400rpm option
  5. well the guy at the store told me i'd have close to 1TB of storage space -.- so i dunno.. seems weird to me
  6. well, the guy either lied to you, or have no clue what he is talking about

    in either case, I wouldn't trust him about IT related things again... EVER
  7. Hi,

    Go to control panel ==> administrative tools ==> computer management ==> disk management.

    From there you can see if you have unallocated space or if you only have 320 gb hard drive
  8. vmem said:
    well, the guy either lied to you, or have no clue what he is talking about

    in either case, I wouldn't trust him about IT related things again... EVER


    It was the guy that worked at the store. Maybe I'll call the store and give them what-for. Regardless, I'm alot happier there's nothing wrong with my drive, I don't really care I got the one with less space. I'll just buy 1TB of external storage instead :)

    Another quick question... What exactly is the D:/ drive? I've been told it's for recovery but I have a recovery partition so what exactly is the purpose of it? I've also been told not to save anything on it but I accidentally saved Blender to it when I installed it, will this be an issue? I know I'm asking really dumb questions.. I'm good with computers in the sense that I can navigate just fine, code some and have even learned the basics of hacking using BT5R3, but I don't know much about the 'inner-workings' of computers so I've been working on trying to expand my knowledge. Thanks for all the help, everyone. I feel like a dummy now :P
  9. D: is just another partition created on your hard drive. It has most likely been allocated for use with backup software that might be pre-installed with your operating system image as a place where it can keep information on the drive that is not being accessed by Windows.
  10. skit75 said:
    D: is just another partition created on your hard drive. It has most likely been allocated for use with backup software that might be pre-installed with your operating system image as a place where it can keep information on the drive that is not being accessed by Windows.


    Well, would me installing Blender on it affect it negatively in anyway? Also, is there any way to save that backup software on another device? And what exactly is the backup software? Does it reinstall Windows and features if I decided to reformat my C:/ drive?
  11. It shouldn't matter if Blender is there as it is just space. The 25GB size sounds arbitrary. Backup software varies. Try to identify if you have one and if it is being used. Typically, yes, they can usually restore your C: drive after a failure.
  12. skit75 said:
    It shouldn't matter if Blender is there as it is just space. The 25GB size sounds arbitrary. Backup software varies. Try to identify if you have one and if it is being used. Typically, yes, they can usually restore your C: drive after a failure.



    Thanks for the help. How would I find out if I have backup software? And what's with this 25GB recovery partition then?
  13. The 25GB partition is where the back-up software would presumably store the compressed back-up image(s) of your C: drive. Windows has back-up software as well as System Restore. The Windows Back-up setup is usually part of the reminders you get when you first boot-up. Look for reminder prompts near your clock in the bottom right of your screen.
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