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WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

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Eto
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WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

#1 Post by Eto » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Where did the 11 gb go?

I had to remove a WD Sata 160 gb sata drive(WD1600BEVT-2) from a laptop to scan it for virii and malware! This Lenovo G530 laptop would not even boot from the hard drive!

Anyhow I checked the drives with Ontrack Easy Recovery and it reported the drive as 149.05 Gb! where did the other 11gb go?

I then used LLF to do a low level format and LLF reported it as as 160.04gb! the actual size of the drive!

I then used my favorite reformat, wipe all partition, software Linux Gpart and Gpart reported this WD Sata drive as 149.05gb! Where did the other 11gb go?

Any thoughts suggestions? Did a mystery virus delete this 11gb or mark it as bad? I'm open to any suggestions!

I have screen shots of the above Sw proggies reported HD size but there are no attachments capabilities here.

thanks in advance Eto

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Re: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

#2 Post by rumbero » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:15 pm

See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte#Consumer_confusion for an explanation of the "missing" 11GB.
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Re: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

#3 Post by Eto » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:29 pm

thanks rumbero I'm thinking I should have known that binary vs decimal!

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Re: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

#4 Post by robert213 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Off on a related tangent ...

Where did the dollar go?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_dollar_riddle
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Re: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

#5 Post by Saucey » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:14 pm

That riddle got me! :lol:
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Re: WD Sata 160gb HD missing 11Gb!

#6 Post by waterloo » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:11 am

Have you checked smart info?

Use a program like CrystalDiskMark and see

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