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Oops, Dell Ships Mini9 Netbook With Half The Hard Disk Space

Dell has admitted to a manufacturing error in its netbook Mini9 which has caused some models with 8GB and 16GB of storage to display a hard disk space of just 4GB.

In a statement issued on its website, Dell claims that it has rectified the error which had occurred in its earlier Ubuntu based versions of Mini9 which was attributed to a disk imaging utility used by engineers at Dell during the Setup process.

The issue came into light when some early recipients of the Mini9 found that they have been supplied with a device that displays a lower storage that what had been mentioned in the specs.

However if one was to look in the BIOS, one could notice the entire disk and many experienced Linux users were able to repartition the drive on their own.

Dell has mentioned in its website that it has successfully resolved the problem and it suggests affected users to run the recovery DVD to rectify the error.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.