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1tb hdd only showing 500gb

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July 11, 2011 7:27:06 PM

I have a 1tb hdd with a biostar mobo.
But, only 500gb is showing. Is it possible my mobo only supports 500gb? If this is the case, is there anyway to save stuff to that other 500 gigs?
I'm running out of room on the first 500gb.

Thank you in advance -


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a c 415 G Storage
July 11, 2011 7:59:48 PM

Can you post a screenshot of the drive from Disk Manager?

Start -> Right-click "Computer" and select "Manage"
Click "Disk Management" in the left pane
Scroll down the middle pane to see the partition map for the drive in question
July 11, 2011 8:00:07 PM

Go to "Disk Management" you can create another partition there.
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July 11, 2011 8:22:40 PM

Sorry the picture is so small, even when you click it to view it larger. My screen is 22" but photobucket always makes my screenshots very small..
July 11, 2011 9:32:39 PM

How would I go about creating another partition? or would I create a vhd?
a c 415 G Storage
July 13, 2011 3:20:58 PM

^+1 to fzabkar - Disk Manager shows that your total disk size is ~500GB, and I'm suspicious that it may in fact be a 500GB drive. The model number will tell us for sure.
a c 271 G Storage
July 14, 2011 6:50:27 AM

I'm wondering whether the drive has a HPA.