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BazookaTooth

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#1 12 years ago

i have a wd3200 hdd, its showing a total capacity of 127g. anyone know why that is?




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#2 12 years ago

What are your system specs?




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#3 12 years ago

windows xp was originally built to only support 127 gigs of hdd space. in order to enable the rest of it you need to do a special format it via a third party program, like maxtor, on another hdd and reformat and the rest will show up.




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#4 12 years ago

my specs: athlon 64 4000+ 2.4ghz 2 Gb corair ram dual geforce 7800gt sli turtle beach montego sound card 550 w power supply wd3200 hdd




BazookaTooth

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#5 12 years ago

actually you anly need to create another partitian

i just reinstalled xp pro and created 3 partitians 40g 160g 100g




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#6 12 years ago

BazookaToothactually you anly need to create another partitian

i just reinstalled xp pro and created 3 partitians 40g 160g 100g

I think the way he's saying to do it avoids having to though. I'm not sure how defragging works when you have separate partitions but it would be cool if you could specify which partition (ie: most fragmented) to defrag.

I do a lot of video editing/compressing in the making of game vids. I typically use the second HD to put the video files on, which is usually about half full vs the main drive being near full.

In the process of doing a lot of takes and deleting the ones I don't want I need to defrag a lot. If I only had one drive twice as big it would take much longer to defrag. If you can select which partitions to defrag it would be a little like having separate drives.




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#7 12 years ago

defraging each partition works the same as defragmenting a single drive. choose which partition you want defragmented and click defragment... yes it is like having separate drives.