maxtor 250gb hd reports 2000gb

February 10, 2012 at 01:50:08
Specs: Windows 7 premium x64, amd phenoom II x6 1075t 3.ghz 8gb ram
maxtor 250GB hard drive reports 2000GB.windows is able to create a volume and formated it as a 240GB, but after deleted volume and recreating it, it cannot format the drive.

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February 10, 2012 at 05:47:46
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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February 10, 2012 at 06:02:16
A 250GB HDD (advertised) is approx 233GB (actual). Delete all partitions, create a new one (or more than one), then format. I suggest you do the partitioning/formatting using the Maxtor/Seagate software, NOT the Win7 disk. If you let Win7 do it, you'll be stuck with a 200MB hidden boot partition.

http://www.maxtor.com/home-en-us.html


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