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: ForumIomega 1TB External HDD - Clicking, Not Found, Dead? ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition ForumDual 500GB HDD 's or one 1TB HDD ? ForumI have 1tb hard disk become 500gb after format ... ForumExternal hard drive half the size after formatting ForumOpened a 500GB External found a 1TB ForumWD External 1TB Click of Death, but still partially visible... ForumAllocation Unit Size ( Formatting 500GB ) Forum1TB External USB HDD not recognized in Windows ForumWestern Digital Blue 500gb SATA3 or Hitachi Deskstar 1TB SATA2 Forum500Gb hdd shows only 127Gb ForumExternal hard drive not showing correct gig capacity ForumWD My Book Essential 1TB -- How to use as a giant USB drive? Forum1TB HDD only showing 128GB after Disk wiping (windows 7) ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumBurnt out external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive not detected in xp ForumAHCI showing as IDE ForumCan fix 160gb hdd logic board on 1tb hdd seagate ForumChoosing an External HD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !