Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250 GB is 232 GB formatted
Posted on 2014-09-24
My Samsung SSD 256 GB crashed a couple of weeks ago and went through some sort of repair process on its own. When it came back up, it was a fresh Windows 8 installation. I should have initially set it aside and installed another one to restore my Carbonite mirror image to, but I didn't. I tried three different restore dates and they all failed after reformatting the HD each time. I then bought a new Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD, but when I formatted it, its size is 232 GB. The mirror image requires 232.8 GB. Is there any way I can reformat this drive to show either its 250 GB capacity or at least a couple more GB?
I've rooted around on Samsung's support site with one after another failure to find results - held for a while on phone support, but got disconnected, chat support doesn't include SSDs, don't see an option to post a question - only search, email option is not working.
Appreciate any assistance you may have to offer.