40GB drive formats to only 31GB?
Posted on 2002-06-20
I recently got a new Samsung 40GB hard drive and installed it as a slave drive.
My BIOS correctly identified the make and model number of the drive, and can support hard drives up to 136GB according to the documentation.
However, when I partition and format the drive, all I get and up with is 31GB. What's the deal here?
prompt> fdisk /dev/hdb
[ make single partition /dev/hdb1 using all available sectors ]
prompt> mke2fs /dev/hdb1
prompt> mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/samsung
/dev/hdb1 31G 718M 29G 2% /mnt/samsung
[this is after moving some data to the drive]
I was expecting 40G (or at least closer to it) when I df'ed. Is the 31G to be expected?