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    hi again i have a samsung 500gb sata hard drive, and when i click on the local disk it only displays 128gb total space. so i took alook myself thinking, and benchmarked my pc and it turns out it found my hard drive was 500gb. but whenever i try to use more thn my 128gb it says no more space left. i have windows service pack 2 also.

  • #2
    Hi Jack

    It sounds like you have the file system set to FAT32, it needs to be NTFS.
    Right click on My Computer and choose Manage then choose Disk Management in the Storage section.
    Tell me if you see FAT32 in the drive information for the Samsung.


    • #3
      If you do see the file system set as FAT then you will have to convert to NTFS to realise the full 500GB.
      For more information look here;

      How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP