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How can I find out how big my hard-drive is?

Asked by SuperMouse (30772points) May 6th, 2009

I have one of those little tiny notebook computers that I am trying to sell on Craig’s List. People keep asking how big the hard-drive is and I don’t know what to tell them. I know that it has a 900 MHz processor and 0.99 GB of RAM. But, being severely computer illiterate, I have no idea if that is the size of the hard-drive.

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Ivan's avatar

Which operating system does it run?

If it is running Linux, open a terminal and type: df -h

jrpowell's avatar

Find the icon for the drive. Right click and it should say something like “properties”, click on that.

And if it is running Windows or Linux would help with finding a answer.

SuperMouse's avatar

It has Windows XP. When I right click and click “properties” it says the capacity is 149 GB. Is that the size of the hard-drive?

THANK YOU for your help!!

Ivan's avatar

That sounds about right to me. Actually, that sounds pretty large for a machine with that slow of a processor.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

lol you guys, if he doesnt know how big his hard drive is do you really think hes running linux come on now.

Ivan's avatar

@LKidKyle1985

Lol. I thought it probably came pre-installed considering how low-end the laptop seems to be. A lot of early-model netbooks came pre-installed with Linux.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

ah yeah like an asus maybe. alright i can see your logic.

SuperMouse's avatar

@LKidKyle1985 1. I’m a girl. 2. It is pretty easy to note that when I fired it up the Windows XP icon came up rather than Linux.

@Ivan, when I bought it the guy looked at it and was surprised by the size of the hard drive. ...and yes, it is a very low end laptop, I just wanted something tiny to get me online. It doesn’t even have a disc drive.

jrpowell's avatar

It is actually 160 Gigs. You lose some space when you format it.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

ha i wasn’t making fun of you supermouse, I know you knew what operating system it was, I just thought it was funny that ivans first guess was linux. Also just say you have 1g of memory when trying to sell it, people will see .99 and think thats strange and maybe try and lowball you or something just cause they think you don’t know much about computers. Also, what brand of processor is important too. Like is it a Pentium III (or other #) or AMD. Also people might want to know the graphics card. To find this out easily just go to Start, then Run and type in dxdiag. you can find most of the info you are looking for here.

jrpowell's avatar

Ivan is right.. Linux was installed on a lot of netbooks at first. Especially the EEE ones from ASUS.

SuperMouse's avatar

@LilKidKyle1985, thank you, I feel better now. It has an Intel Celeron processor.

So I should tell them it has 1 g of memory and a 160 gig hard drive? I’m selling it for a hundred and fifty bucks which seems like a pretty good deal to me.

Ivan's avatar

Yes, tell them it has a 900 MHz Celeron Processor, 1 GB RAM, and a 160 GB HDD. If you know it, tell them the exact model number as well (Asus EEE PC 701, or whatever it happens to be).

$150 might be a bit steep for a used one, but then again you don’t see a 160 GB HDD in a netbook very often.

jrpowell's avatar

That is exactly what to tell them. And I am tempted to buy it.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Ivan I still haven’t been able to find where the model number is printed on the computer.

I bought it about a week and a half ago for $300, so it seems like a screaming deal to me. (I would return it, but they take a 15% reshelving fee and of course I tossed the box. I was able to get my old laptop fixed so I don’t need this one any more.)

Ivan's avatar

Oh, so it’s almost new. Do you know the manufacturer? Asus, HP, Dell, etc?

SuperMouse's avatar

The manufacturer is ASUS.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

I’d try selling it for 250 first, unless you are in a rush to make some quick cash. plus if you are willing to take 200 for it, then someone will see 250, and say hey i only have 200 and you will be like okay sweet and there ya go you made a quick sale. but always put it above what you want to sell it for cause everyone likes to bargain on craigslist.

SuperMouse's avatar

@LKidKyle1985 really? That’s cool! I want to use the proceeds to buy a 16 gig ipod Nano, they cost $200.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

yeah for sure, id totally try and sell it for 250 then, remember you only have to find 1 person willing to buy it at the price you want, not like you need to sell them in mass or anything. so just get what you want for it

Ivan's avatar

I’m having a hard time finding a model with a Celeron processor and a 160GB HDD. They’ve been putting Atom processors in netbooks for a while now, and 160GB HDD’s in netbooks are a fairly recent feature.

SuperMouse's avatar

Alright, I am going to pull the ad I put up for $150 and re-list it for $250. Hopefully it will sell! I just traded my ipod touch for a 4 gig nano, a shuffle and $150 bucks, so now I’m selling the laptop, the Nano and the shuffle to fund a new ipod. (I didn’t ever use all the features on the touch, when I can afford it I’ll get an iphone!)

@Ivan, I happen to have exactly what you are looking for.

jrpowell's avatar

Damn.. I was going to offer to trade my iPod Touch.. Damn you SuperMouse

Ivan's avatar

@SuperMouse

…I meant that I was trying to figure out which model you have. I can’t find one on the Internet that has all of the features you listed.

SuperMouse's avatar

Ok so, I took the listing for $150 down and put one up for $250. I got a response to the $250 post but the guy wants my paypal ID. That seems kind of fishy to me though, has anyone heard of a paypal scam?

I also got a couple of nice offers from some very friendly fellows in Nigeria. It seems they each live in the US but are temporarily located out of the country. Why they are even willing to pay extra! How about that?! (I know something denotes sarcasm, just not sure what it is. Is it this thing > ~?)

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