Hello, I have 160 hard drive, I always clean it and make sure its not cluttered, I also remove all restore points, except thew most recent using tune up utilities 2010, but im still missing about 30 gb, my hard drive is partitions into My main hard drive, and a recovery. Total, its 150 gb, the main hard drive is 137 gb and the recovery is 11.5 gb. it says I only have 102 gb free, but I only have 1.03 gb of programs installed. Where is all my space???
Harddrives never have the full usuable space for two reasons.
first, part of the drive is used for frimware/software needed for it to run.
second (and most important) is that you are basically lied to about the storage space a drive has. The number on the box is the available space in Base 10 math. however, computers use Binary. So when the space is calculated in binary the number is lower than the Base 10 original. so you don't actually have as much space as they make you think.
Im surprised its still a legal thing to do, but the manufacturers get away with it.
I have a new toshiba L555D S7005 laptop and I brought a new 500gb internal hardrive and put it in the laptop. after installing with the recovery disk, I formatted the orginal hardrive that is 320 gb and I came up missing 1 gb and I have a Toshiba desktop also . I used the desktop to format the orginal laptop drive also and I am still missing 1 gb of space . You suppose to have 298 gb of space on a 320 gb hardrive but I have only 297 gb space on the drive. where did it go?