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DNS-323 problem after format, 14 GB used .. why ?

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February 16, 2009 7:00:53 AM

Hi everyone,
i have just purchased the DNS-323 and i buyed a 1 TB WD caviar green HD.
After the format phase, i have seen that the used space is not 0 Kb (or some MB for system files) but 14 GB
How is possible? Can i clean the drive and reduce the used space?
Thank you !!

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a b G Storage
February 16, 2009 8:26:59 AM

Probably space reserved for system restore files.
February 16, 2009 8:43:17 AM

Omg, 14 GB? i think is too much!!
When i putted the 500 GB war 7 GB, so every 500 GB he take 14 GB of system restore files? uhm ... i hope is possible to disable this "feature".
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February 16, 2009 4:10:16 PM

Welcome to Microsoft Operating Systems. :)  Please enjoy your stay.

Besides, even if you purchase a 1TB hard drive, you'll typically find the actual available drive space doesn't total up to 1TB anyhow.
February 17, 2009 3:05:07 PM

no, the problem isn't the 1 TB = 986 GB of space but after format from the 986 GB, 14 GB are used.
The S.O. say that 14 GB is used for a total of 986.
Someone has answer me that can be the "user profile" space but my question is...why 500 GB = 7 GB of used for profile and 1 TB = 14 GB ?
February 27, 2009 2:12:39 AM

I've spent all day trying to research this as well, and finally came upon this.

I just received my DNS 323 and installed two 750GB samsung spinpoint. These were formatted as RAID 1. During the formatting, it shows 748GB available. After formatting, the DNS config web page shows 736GB available, Sounded reasonable enough from what I've been told about swap spaces and what not that might be needed by the system

However, the issue comes after mapping the drive to my Vista machine. The vista machines shows only 686 available!....that's over 60GB un-accounted for.

Call to tech support told me nothing. They know about it, but can't tell me why and how to resolve it. All they will do is test for me to see if I can store beyond 686 without issues.

Sorry I can't shed light to this, but if anyone else know what's going on, I would love to know before I send this unit back


February 28, 2009 5:38:35 PM

EDIT: found out why:

Windows is reporting giga binary bytes, where one 1 gibibyte = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes.
Hard drive manufacturers are using giga decimal bytes, where 1 gigabyte = 1000^3 bytes = 1,000,000,000 bytes.

686GiB windows bytes thus equal 1,073,741,824 * 686 = 736,586,891,264 = 736GB.
March 1, 2009 1:59:20 AM

I purchased one of these boxes and couldn't return it quick enough, i simulated a drive failure when in Mirror and lost all my data.....
March 3, 2009 5:04:46 PM

that's what one reviewer had mentioned on amazon. What did you buy instead?