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2TB HDD Under Windows 7

  • Windows 7
  • Disk Management
  • Hard Drives
Last response: in Windows 7
October 18, 2011 1:47:20 PM

Hello, I've just installed a Samsung 2TB HDD into my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit system. Under Disk Management the system shows the 2TB drive with 1.82TB of available space. However, after formatting I can only use 68% of this ie 1.28TB ????

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a c 421 $ Windows 7
October 18, 2011 1:55:24 PM

Did you format to NTFS?
October 18, 2011 1:58:16 PM

Had similar issue with my 2TB drive and with NTFS. So I installed latest mobo drivers and solved the problem.
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October 18, 2011 2:50:32 PM

Yes its formatted NTFS. I'll try newer MOBO drivers but BIOS is seeing the drive as 2TB and Windows 7 ia also seeing it as 2TB. Its just that the useable size is only 1.26TB ??
a c 233 $ Windows 7
October 18, 2011 3:40:04 PM

How many partitions is disk management showing on the drive? Are all the partitions formatted?