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Samsung HD204UI formatted capacity?

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Last response: in Storage
September 25, 2011 7:44:44 PM

OK, so I just got one of these new F4s, nominal capacity 2TB.
It's showing in W7 x64 (GPT style) as 934.41GiB :heink: 

Of course, 2TB is not 2 TiB, I get that. And formatted capacities are always lower too.
But 2,000,000,000,000 / 1024 is still 1,953,125,000 and even allowing for formatting I should still havee a couple hundred more GiB on the drive, I reckon.

So, where'd the other half of my drive go? :sweat: 

Any diagnostics, really obvious things I've missed and other helpful advice greatly appreciated.

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September 26, 2011 3:07:24 AM

What have you got in disk manager?
September 26, 2011 8:43:52 AM

A single 934GB partition that apparently occupies the entire drive.
I think the problem might actually be the BIOS; I just checked and it's a) only auto detecting 1000GB and b) doesn't have a manual setting.
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September 26, 2011 9:01:41 AM

Thanks, that thread looks promising.
I guess it's a known issue with the BIOS? Ironically I only really came in here in the first place because I got a sudden bout of paranoia RE: the F4 after I noticed a bunch of threads about it's firmware...
September 26, 2011 10:49:14 AM

That capacity restore tool must not like W7x64 or something. I get an "error opening driver" error and then the selection window is all garbled. :( 
September 28, 2011 8:07:12 AM

Woo! HDAT2 worked and my 2TB drive now reports its full capacity correctly. Thanks guys.