HDD not using full amount

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ccc1522, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. ccc1522

    ccc1522 MDL Junior Member

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    I purchased a new Western Digital 1 TB hard drive and I can't get rid of some hidden partition. It is only allowing me to use 931.5 Gb of the drive. I ran diskpart "clean" on the drive and still can't get 1 TB.

    I have paid for more than I can use :(

    Is there any way to format so the full amount can be used?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    931GB is normal for 1TB, see Binary vs Decimal
     
  4. andysal

    andysal MDL Novice

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    That's right, it's normal. Nothing happenned to your hard drive ;)