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June 7, 2014 2:11:35 AM

Hi,
I Just bought a Laptop and according to the manufacturer specifications it has "1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s + 80GB mSATA SSD Caching"

The problem is that when I go to Disk Management it shows the Hdd as 1 TB but the SSD it shows as 10.5 GB.

Can anyone please tell me the reason ?

Thanks in advance.
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June 7, 2014 4:21:52 AM

Laptop Model Please and a link to where you bought it from.
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June 7, 2014 4:31:20 AM

Laptop Model: Alienware M14
Here is the specifications:
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and here is screenshot for my Disk management

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I bought it from a store in my country.

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June 7, 2014 4:56:44 AM

Well, you had better complain and take it back to them, there is no 80GB SSD in that rig.
All you have is what you have already specified, raise a complaint with the authorities at the shop and tell them this is the case.

PS: Updated and reworked... check later posts.
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June 7, 2014 5:09:15 AM

Oh Ok, still check in the BIOS for Intel Rapid Caching and see what you come up with.
Also get the name of the SSD that pops up in the BIOS and reconfirm.

This is a direct quote...
"The largest possible cache size is 64GB, so an 80GB SSD will have usable drive space that can be used for whatever you wish. If Intel RST has a 64GB cache setup that would explain why you can see a partition with 10GB available. I have a 120GB Mushkin mSATA and using the maximum cache size leaves me with 50GB of usable SSD drive space. If you wish to use the entire 80GB SSD for something other than HDD caching, then you need to disable Acceleration and reset the mSATA to show the entire SSD as "available" in the Intel RST Control Panel.

Check under Intel Rapid Storage Technology.
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June 7, 2014 5:21:55 AM

I just checked.

The BIOS shows the same name "SSDMCEAW080A4" and the same capacity "80GB".

Update :

Oh what you wrote must be the reason.

Thank you so much.

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June 7, 2014 5:25:51 AM

Welcome.... it was enlightening for me too..... :) 
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