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I connect my seagate external hardrive to my xbox to store some data on it because my xbox does not have an internal hardrive. So i figured i can use my portable external hardrive to my xbox, and it said i have 32 gigabyte's of free space, when i have 250 gigabyte's. so i looked through the properties of the seagate hardrive and it said that i have 200 gigs of free space left. i need help on why i can only use only a certaini amount of gigs on my hardrive.

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Either you have 50 gigs of stuff on there or your hard drive space is not being properly read. U might need to reformat the drive if necessary.
Meanwhile your xbox electronics may have a limit on the size of space - so if the drive has 200 gigs of space on it and your unit will only recognize 32 gigs, then that is all it sees and can use. Capiche?

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It could be that the PCB or the connection within the external casing has a problem.

Try disassembling it and putting the Hard Disk into another external case to see if the disk is okay, if it is then viola! you have your data back.

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SOURCE: External hard drive disk space

WD drives file system type is FAT32 by default. FAT32 has a limitation that you cannot transfer a file more than 4gigs. Backup all your data from your WD drive. Format the WD drive to NTFS file system.

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SOURCE: Problem with seeing files on external Hard drive

What has happened is that your file system on the hard drive became corrupt becasue windows had not updated the MFT on the drive. THe MFT is a table of contents regarding whats on your drive.

What happened is similar to someone cutting out a few pages of the table of contents in a book that has a lot of pages.

Windows tried to fix this stupid programming method by asking people to always use the "safely remove hardware" button in the taskbar to force it to update the MFT.
In this case yur a victim of the Hard Discs MFT not updating properly probably because software was accessing the drive when it was disconnected from the machine.

You need to run chkdsk to have it rebuild your MFT.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265 <-- How to perform Check disk
*NOTE: Remember to use the drive letter that the USB External is on.. Not just type CHKDSK. It will default to drive C to scan for errors. ex: c:\chkdsk g: (where g is the drive your external usb is)
If you get an error like "CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.. see my notes below.
Beware that it will take a LONG TIME to perform this procedure.

If this doesn't fix it.. contact a data recovery specialist.. It's worth the cost. There are two types. Simple and Advanced.
Simple= recovering files your deleted with the delete button (fairly easy with the right software)
Advanced = recovering files from a hard disk crash or file system corruption. (Not easy and very time consuming)

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SOURCE: My WD 250 GB ext. HDD, not showing data, but showing free space

files are there but data is not there & its showing file is empty

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: External Hard Drive will not show up. Tells me to format it.

I have a Western External Hard Drive 320 and when I plug it in the computer will recognize it and allow me to access my files but after a short while if I go to click on a file t open it the WD 320 will click off for a minute and then reappear in the auto run mode.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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