Solved: HDD not showing the real size.

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lynxie

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Hey again,

I've just installed a brand new HDD to my computer.It is suppose to have 200GB,however it only shows 186GB,where's the 24GB ?
 
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Don't worry it's only 14GB and it's due to different ways of calculating used by manufacturers etc (not sure exactly), but it's normal.
 

lynxie

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Oops sorry it's 14gb only.I'm so tired right now and can't even calculate well.Hmm so,I can't recover the 14gb ? or is my HDD really 200gb but it won't show the real size.
 
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If it where 140gb then that could be explained by the formatting. I think your problem is (probably) that the remaining Gb have not been formatted and are currently lying around without a partition to their name. You can use various utilities to format them, i have Acronis Disk Director Suite, Windows comes preinstalled with fdisk, which you can reach from command prompt. I advise you to google it first as its a difficult program for beginners.
 

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Actually kirby_t07, you should check the previous post, the link properly explains where the gigabytes went. :)
 

lynxie

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Ok Lol. Now I understand :) At first, I thought I've damaged some of it components therefore some of the size were gone.Anyway,thanks for clearing this matter.
 
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