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MISSING STORAGE SPACE

I JUST PURCHASED AND INSTALLED A SIMPLETECH 320GB DRIVE. THE FREE SPACE SAYS 297GB AND THE TOTAL SIZE SAYS 298 GB. IS THIS CORRECT OR IS IT MISSING GBs? THANK YOU.

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My external hard drive shows up in devices but i cannot access the files on it. The laptop does not recognize it as a hard drive


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I have 320GB hard dsik capacity. But yesterday i have given by laptop to format and install OS(Windows 7). But now i am able to see only 296GB. Please let me know what will happen to remaining space.


There are many reasons.......

Maybe you have available unpartitioned space left in the hard disk. To check this:
1. Right click on the "Computer" icon on the desktop and select "manage"
2. After the Computer Management window appears, select Disk Management. It should show you if you have any unpartitioned drive space.
3. You can up or format your unpartitioned spaces from hereon. may be your harddisk is corrupted and has space 296GB only
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I have a 250 gb simpletech external hard drive. no. 96200-41001-077. I have used it as the time machine backup on my MacBook. It stopped backing up time machine recently. I got the message. Backup failed...


> icon does not show up on the desktop or finder

A major "clue" that one component of the external storage device has failed, namely:

* USB cable (try a different one)

* disk-drive inside the enclosure

* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure

* optionally, the external power-supply that connects to the enclosure

Use a multi-meter to verify the voltage/amperage output of that power-supply.
(Not all external storage devices need such a power-supply.)

> can it be saved?

Partially. Disassemble the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage-device. (Compare it to a heart-transplant -- same body, new heart.)

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First of all HI :)

The main problem you have is that the file system of your hard drive is FAT32 not NTFS. You need to change it to NTFS in order to work. Here is how.

>> Copy all your data (the 50+GB you used) on to another hard drive
>> Now from My Computer
>> RIGHT CLICK
>> CHOOSE FORMAT
>> CHOOSE NTFS FILING SYSTEM
>> instead of FAT32 and
>> give your hard drive a nice full FORMAT

This will take a while and WARNING you will LOSE all your DATA so DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE YOU START THAT YOU COPIED EVERYTHING.

Hope that this Fixya Helps you :)

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Simpletech 320 gb


It has to do with the way computers count. Computers count in binary where we count in decimal.
Hard drive makers list there drives capacities in the decimal format, where windows lists it in it's binary format.
Wikipedia has a good explanation.

Also, the drive may have some preinstalled software on it that could be taking up a bit of space (it's usually not much).




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my advice to you is open it and unplug the one touch button.

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