Kasya
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HDD + mSATA

I ordered an M17X with 500 GB 7200rpm HDD  + 32 GB mSATA. Now, I saw  490 (450) GB free space, Possible that the Recovery is on the mSATA ssd?

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Re: HDD + mSATA

The recovery partition is on the hard drive - not the solid state drive.

A 500G drive is specified as decimal capacity - to Windows it'll appear as a 465 G drive.  There is a partition of about 40 MBytes for the Dell diagnostics and a 15G restore partition, so you see 465 - 15 or 450G remaining.

The SSD has an 8G hibernation partition - the rest is used as a cache for the main  hard drive.

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Kasya
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Re: HDD + mSATA

Thank you. So basically, I cannot use the storage of the SSD it is only for extra storage to the system?

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Re: HDD + mSATA

You can use it as you wish, but by default it's a cache for the main hard drive.

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