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New hard drive is 320gb but its only showing 54.4 gb ?

I dont understand why my hard drive is not showing its full capacity, I think it needs to be re-formatted. It is a laptop hard drive and its in a external case that I was using for an upgrade kit can someone help ?

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  • farmgrenade Jan 01, 2009

    it only shows 54.4 gb of the hard drive ?

  • robertjoseph Jan 13, 2009

    I'm having the same problem with my Dell XPS M1710, I used Disc Copy to copy my old 80gb Hitachi to a new 500gb Western Digital. Afterwards, it still only shows the 80gb from the old drive. There is no unallocated space in the Disk Management utility as well.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I hooked up a USB hd to try to boot form it, after doing that it cripled the main HD in the computer and that's a 320 GB that was cloned of the USB HD. I dont know why but the internal now shows as a 320 i'm lost and stuck i want to Fdisk /MBR but i'm scared i'll loose everything if i do.

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!,

You have 2 or more Partitions on the HDD.

I once had 32.7GB showing instead of 320GB and went into Device Manager:

( MY COMPUTER> MANAGE> DISK MANAGEMENT (ON THE LEFT)> MEDIA)

And look for your HDD Drive then Delete the 2nd Partition and Re-Format the HDD

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I think u have to partitioned your hdd.
go to computer management right clikm my computer icon then u see manage then clik on it.
then go to disk management.then u se your hardisk then partiotion the river then u can see all capacity.

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