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my data D

by maximdelaet / July 21, 2013 6:20 AM PDT

my DATA D has 258GB ofcourse only 1GB from this is taken
while my OS C has only 186GB and its the storage from this OS C is taken
so my question is: is this a design fault? and how could i store all documents and programs on my DATA D?
i have an asus k55v series laptop with "500GB hard disc drive storage as the sticker says" as far as i can count is that also wrong and it has "4GB of random acces memory as that same sticker says" but if i check in cinfiguration --> system and security --> system i see 8GB of random acces memory and a intel core i5-3230m processor clocked on 2.6GHz so actually only the processor is the same as on the sticker :s
i have still warranty and the laptop runs on windows 8 in 64 bit
many thanks for your help

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I fear that folk are dispensing PCs without support or
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 9:29 AM PDT
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Or much explanation. The newer owners are being tossed into the deep end and just like it has been for decades we save or install our apps on the drive of our choice.

There seems to be a thought among newer users this is a design flaw but let's say it is. Why not return it if the retailer and maker won't answer your questions?

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by maximdelaet / July 21, 2013 7:24 PM PDT

i will bring it to the store where it came from for an explenation for the drive and the mistakes in the specs

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I would not complain it has 8GB and the sticker said 4GB
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2013 12:20 AM PDT
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Such can be changed and 8GB is a good upgrade.

There was a member that was upset the sticker didn't match and we never heard if they were able to get a new sticker.

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Sounds to me like you'll be wasting your time.
by VAPCMD / July 22, 2013 11:00 AM PDT
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After formatting, your 500GB HDDs it turns into about 465GBs of usable disk space. You might want to check DISK MANAGEMENT to see how the total space is allocated. You've already accounted for 258GBs and 186GBs...that's there more FREE SPACE or perhaps a hidden recovery partition somewhere? If yes....then you got what was advertised and maybe then some.

Recommend you verify the facts before losing more sleep or wasting more time.


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