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#1 vbrad511

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

I know this belongs in the Digital threads but I'm hoping for a quick reply. I've just formatted a 640gb drive and my computer reads it as 124gb. I've used a free partition program before to expand it, but that program's long gone. Anybody have any free fav's they use that are easy to use?





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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:09 PM

does the drive mfg. have one might try them

Edited by holeysocks, 30 December 2011 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

WD didn't offer any resizing software, that I could ID. I got a referral for EaseUS from a buddy before, found a dl link on Cnet, worked like a charm, easy too. Thanks though....  :)

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:36 PM

Hmm, I'm interested too as I have the same problem with a WD 640GB.

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Are you running XP?

Edited by Dred_85.5_TSI, 30 December 2011 - 05:37 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:47 PM

Mine a WD 640 also. I used the top result here...

http://www.cnet.com/...tition&tag=srch

I'm on XP Pro, and this program worked well and was very fast and easy. I moved my 640 out to a 590, leaving a little room for future defragging,

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

yup I'm on XP professional as well. I will have to try that program. Thanks
Posted Image   1984 Starion ES: Currently running 15psi, Stock block (ARP main and head studs rod bolts, Clevite bearings) BSEK, M28 NJV head with mechanical valve train gasket matched on intake and exhaust, Treadstone exhaust manifold and Holset HX35w with BEP turbine housing, MK1 3" stainless exhaust, Old skool HKS super BOV, 3" GM MAF with MAFT, Artinist's old 4" core intercooler, custom Aluminium hard pipes, S13/SR20 Aluminium radiator w/clutch fan, Innovate LC-1 wide band O2, `83 crank pulley with A/C removed.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

Is this hard drive IDE? Sounds like your motherboard is old enough to have the 48bit lba limit which limits you at 137gb which formatted sounds about right for your partition size.

http://www.48bitlba.com/

Edited by SidewaySStarion, 30 December 2011 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:38 PM

this is my mobo:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131356
the HD is a WD caviar black 640mb
and I have SP3 installed

Edited by Dred_85.5_TSI, 30 December 2011 - 09:46 PM.

Posted Image   1984 Starion ES: Currently running 15psi, Stock block (ARP main and head studs rod bolts, Clevite bearings) BSEK, M28 NJV head with mechanical valve train gasket matched on intake and exhaust, Treadstone exhaust manifold and Holset HX35w with BEP turbine housing, MK1 3" stainless exhaust, Old skool HKS super BOV, 3" GM MAF with MAFT, Artinist's old 4" core intercooler, custom Aluminium hard pipes, S13/SR20 Aluminium radiator w/clutch fan, Innovate LC-1 wide band O2, `83 crank pulley with A/C removed.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

View Postvbrad511, on 30 December 2011 - 05:02 PM, said:

I know this belongs in the Digital threads but I'm hoping for a quick reply. I've just formatted a 640gb drive and my computer reads it as 124gb. I've used a free partition program before to expand it, but that program's long gone. Anybody have any free fav's they use that are easy to use?

Might sound strange but the best drive tools are on a Linux install disk. Get a free linux distrubition like Mint or Ubuntu from distrowatch.com and burn the image on a CD. Boot off the CD and use the drive tools, you may have to begin an installation but don't worry, the drive tools are the first thing to come up and you can quit after that. The partition management is everything you will want.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:38 PM

Perhaps when the drive was formatted, it's formatted FAT32 or exFAT... Shouldn't it be formatted for NTFS for a 32 bit XP machine? I read there are GB limitations with different file formats...at least this is true for high GB flash media.

Just a thought :)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Just ran across this...it might prove helpful
http://www.wondersha...m/disk-manager/

it's free
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