ST500DM002 500 GB but ONLY 4 GB !!!

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ST500DM002 500 GB but ONLY 4 GB !!!

#1 Post by paolinoweb » 08 Jul 2015, 21:20

I have a ST500DM002 hdd but I only see 4 GB !! is a 500 GB !!
I tried to reconstruct testdisk cylinders, sectors etc but I have all the data that testsidk ask me!
You have the possibility to give me any information?
seagate website I found a pdf with the initial characteristics of the cylinder sectors etc but not the end
can you help me?
thanks
paul

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Re: ST500DM002 500 GB but ONLY 4 GB !!!

#2 Post by Fiona » 09 Jul 2015, 08:22

Increasing the amount of Cylinder would only be virtual and testdisk would give out read errors reading not available physically storage.
You should have a look to get your disk capacity back.
There are tools like hdat2 in case.
But I can't judge your situation because I've no info.

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Re: ST500DM002 500 GB but ONLY 4 GB !!!

#3 Post by paolinoweb » 09 Jul 2015, 17:54

Fiona wrote:Increasing the amount of Cylinder would only be virtual and testdisk would give out read errors reading not available physically storage.
You should have a look to get your disk capacity back.
There are tools like hdat2 in case.
But I can't judge your situation because I've no info.
thanks for asking!I try hdat2

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