Hard Drive Question


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Mickey Mouse

Hi, I've bought a new 500gig Hard drive and am installing it into my system
and reloading Windows.
I've partitioned the Hard Drive to.....
C: 300gig Primary Drive Healthy System
D: 150gig Logical Drive Healthy

Disk manager is also showing appx 50gig 'FREE' space.

I need the 50gig showing as 'FREE' to show as 'Unallocated'.
I'm assuming that 'Free' is not the same as 'Unallocated' is this
a correct assumption?

How do I turn the 50gig 'Free to 50gig 'Unallocated?

Mickey
 
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Shenan Stanley

Mickey said:
Hi, I've bought a new 500gig Hard drive and am installing it into
my system and reloading Windows.
I've partitioned the Hard Drive to.....
C: 300gig Primary Drive Healthy System
D: 150gig Logical Drive Healthy

Disk manager is also showing appx 50gig 'FREE' space.

I need the 50gig showing as 'FREE' to show as 'Unallocated'.
I'm assuming that 'Free' is not the same as 'Unallocated' is this
a correct assumption?

How do I turn the 50gig 'Free to 50gig 'Unallocated?

Are you sure it is 50GB?

If you have a 500GB hard disk drive - and you created what you said you did
(300+150=450) then you don't actually have 50GB free.

Marketing...

Advertised --- Actual Capacity
10GB --- ~9.31 GB
20GB --- ~18.63 GB
30GB --- ~27.94 GB
40GB --- ~37.25 GB
60GB --- ~55.88 GB
80GB --- ~74.51 GB
100GB --- ~93.13 GB
120GB --- ~111.76 GB
160GB --- ~149.01 GB
180GB --- ~167.64 GB
200GB --- ~186.26 GB
250GB --- ~232.83 GB
320GB --- ~298.02 GB
400GB --- ~372.53 GB
500GB --- ~465.66 GB
750GB --- ~698.49 GB
1TB --- ~931.32GB

Closer to 15-16GB left over if you are using Windows. ;-)

What do the graphs say in Disk Manager?
 
M

Mickey Mouse

Hello Shenan, good to hear from you again.
The sizes I gave was arbitrary, actually I have
C: 292.97 GB NTFS (Healthy system)
D: 152.34 GB NTFS Healthy
and 20.45 GB 'FREE'

The question was more directed as to why it was showing
the 20.45 as 'FREE' instead of 'Unallocated'
Are they the same thing?

Mickey
 
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David B.

No they are not, basically, free means it's an empty partition, unallocated
means there is no partition.

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Mickey Mouse said:
Hello Shenan, good to hear from you again.
The sizes I gave was arbitrary, actually I have
C: 292.97 GB NTFS (Healthy system)
D: 152.34 GB NTFS Healthy
and 20.45 GB 'FREE'

The question was more directed as to why it was showing
the 20.45 as 'FREE' instead of 'Unallocated'
Are they the same thing?

Mickey
 

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