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Have just bought an 80 gig hard drive second hand i have formated it but it says its only a 31.4 gig

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  • ywae84 Feb 24, 2009

    On my second drive, I noticed something.

    U know those pins on the back that have the setttings?

    Master w/ Slave
    Slave
    Cable Select...

    The one where you set that plastic thing on the pins to set it.....I noticed on mine, one of the options said "Limit drive to 32 gigs" or some number.....It was about half of the size....

    Maybe thats what happened to yours....

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There could be 2 things wrong 1 is that there are to many bad sectors on the harddrive to read 80g

or they sold you a 30gig hard drive

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