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You have to partition the Drive to use the full space. When Seagate makes the drives it only partitions a small section to format and load their service software. Re-Partition the Drive to use the full space it was designed to provide then format it.

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If you want to save your data first you'll need to back up the drive. Go to seagate.com and download Discwizard and it's instructions. Follow the instructions and you'll be able to make the drive any size you want up to it's limit.

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What's your problem?I have bought a 160 GB segate baracuda harddisk and attached to it, formatted. But machine shows 149.05 GB in place of 160 GB. Whether it is hard disk fault? and all drives partion...


To say it simply: That's totally OK.

The manufacturer is using the BINARY total AND the system is by formatting it, also using a small portion of it. It's the difference between GB and GiB


Check it yourself with an USB memory stick, you KNOW the max capacity, but what is available after formatting (empty stick)? Less!

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Hello Ravindr,

After connecting the Segate Hard Drive in your computer go to Control Panel. In Control Panel you will the option Administrative Tool. In Administrative Tool open the Computer Management and you will find the number of attached Hard Drive and the Partitions they have. If the Hard Drive you have attached is not showing the partition then there may some physical damage with the Hard Drive media. Please get your Hard Drive checked by Segate professionals and then replace the Hard Drive with new one.

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The FAT format is easier to recover data from if things go wrong, but if you insist on making it NTFS, all you have to do is right click the drive, choose FORMAT and then specify NTFS as the format.
WARNING!!! This WILL ERASE all the data on the drive so back it up first!

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1. Please connect you external HD to your computer
2. Fat32 can only handle a limited amount of data
3.Go to the Control Panel
4. Open up Administrative Management
5. Open Computer Management
6. Open Disk Management
7. In the denter panel you will see your Maxtor expressed
8. Right click on the drive
9. Click format
10. Choose NTFS
if not given the coice, it will usually format to NTFS anyway, but get smart, explore Disk Management and make sure
11. I'm giving a general scenario across 3 different Windows OS Sytems
12. When you tell us your exact Operating System, we can be more helpful

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After data is recovered, it should be moved to another drive to keep safe. The drive that was recovered has to be reformatted and checked for errors before storing more data.

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