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Problem with harddrive - Only 120-130 gigs of space??

I bought this and it's supposed to be 500gigs but when i go to partition it, I see I only have 120-130 gigs of space I can partition.

I don't know if this makes a difference but my primary hd is a different hdd, it's a raptor and 150gigs. Pretty much the amount of space to parition is the same on that 150gb hdd and this 500gb hdd.

Just some info, win XP home and abit ip35 pro mobo.

Thanks in advance for any help

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  • rbanton Sep 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. It reads only 133 gigs of space.

    XP Pro


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Make sure you have windows XP with service pack 2

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