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Hard drive space

Hi I bought a 300 gig lacie HD2 triple etreme interface hard drive and I've never noticed but when I checked my capacity the other day it said I only have 23.4 gigs total on the hard drive and it freaked me out cuz I dont know if I set it like that or I if there really is only that much someone please help me!

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Re: hard drive space

Well I'm gonna need more information i.e. What operating system are using with the device etc. And also check disk management(i assume u are using either windows 2000 or XP) to see how much total disk space is available on the device. Disk Management(Right Click on My Computer then click Manage. On the left pane expand Storage then got to(click on) disk management. When there u'll see all the disk connected to your system at the time on the right pane. Look for your disk then scroll down and you'll see how much is available and how much is used!

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