3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2010 11:22 AM by redux

    160GB SSD showing as 110GB


      I have a SSDSA1M160G2GN that is showing as about 110Gb in Windows 7 (c: windows and d: recovery partitions). Is there a way to determine where the other 50Gb is? Would Secure Delete "find" this lost data? Is the memory bad? Ideas?

        • 1. Re: 160GB SSD showing as 110GB

          On a 160GB drive you should see a 149 GB partition. You should not be seeing a d: recovery partition unless you created it. How big is the d partition? If you mirrored the drive from a hdd you might have inadvertently copied over an O&M recovery partition. A secure erase with hdderase will wipe all partitions (and data) and you should see the full capacity when you go to install windows.

          • 2. Re: 160GB SSD showing as 110GB

            The C: partition shows 100GB, and the D: (labeled lenovo_recovery) shows 9.68 of 9.76 free. When I installed the drive I had it install from a USB backup drive.

            • 3. Re: 160GB SSD showing as 110GB

              If you don't think you will need the recovery backup feature wipe the drive with hdderase and you should see full capacity when you reinstall windows.


              EDIT: Make sure your bios is set to AHCI mode before you reinstall the OS to see optimum performance. Depending on your mobo or version of hdderase you might need to be in IDE mode to detect and wipe the drive with hdderase.

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