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I bought a 320 G hard drive but my computer only see about 160 g hard drive?

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More than likely, the bios of your computer is not able to handle the larger drive. YOu may want to check the settings, specifically "lba" large block addressing. It may be a function of your OS only detecting "x size"...

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Please check the jumper of the hard drive is it on the "master",.... if yes try to change the jumper to " cable select ",.... if it doesnt work to. check the "RAM" on hard drive ( rehot first ). good luck

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The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


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Try a different usb port on the computer. Maybe the usb port you are using is bad.

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I bought a verbatim 320 model. The blue light flashes on and off but the usb never loads. I can hear the drive wanted to boot but it just flashes on and off. I'ts able to work in my computer if I keep...


It seems that the disk-drive is "dying".
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There is no additional 20gb. This is because the manufacturer (WD and the others) express drive size in the decimal (base 10) system. Windows formats the drive in hexadecimal (base 16), which is really ramped up from binary (base 2), which is what computers actually use.

So, 320gb decimal actually equals 300gb, as far as the computer is concerned.

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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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The new hard drive should be showing up for you in "My Computer". If it's showing up there you can just start copying files onto it.

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