1TB External HDD showing 500GB after formatting Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital FAT32 Formatting External Hard Drive Storage Last response: March 25, 2010 5:07 AM in Storage Share drkmanj March 25, 2010 4:46:48 AM Hello, I recently formatted my WD 1TB external hdd from ntfs to fat32 so i could use it with my playstation 3. after changing to fat32 the capacity is now showing as 500GB. is there any way to correct this? Cheers More about : 1tb external hdd showing 500gb formatting manojgj March 25, 2010 5:07:17 AM check it fat32 has only limited support for today need., try to format 100 or 128 Gb in fat 32 & rest of your HDD with NTFS http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463 http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t495728-maximum-s... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Iomega 1TB External HDD - Clicking, Not Found, Dead? Forum Seagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition Forum Dual 500GB HDD 's or one 1TB HDD ? Forum I have 1tb hard disk become 500gb after format ... Forum External hard drive half the size after formatting Forum Opened a 500GB External found a 1TB Forum WD External 1TB Click of Death, but still partially visible... Forum Allocation Unit Size ( Formatting 500GB ) Forum 1TB External USB HDD not recognized in Windows Forum Western Digital Blue 500gb SATA3 or Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATA2 Forum 500Gb hdd shows only 127Gb Forum External hard drive not showing correct gig capacity Forum WD My Book Essential 1TB -- How to use as a giant USB drive? Forum 1TB HDD only showing 128GB after Disk wiping (windows 7) Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum Burnt out external hard drive Forum External hard drive not detected in xp Forum AHCI showing as IDE Forum Can fix 160gb hdd logic board on 1tb hdd seagate Forum Choosing an External HD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !