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about how much space is actually available on a 500gb drive?
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500"GB" is 500,000 "MB" but is acutally 500,000/1024 = 4 882.8125 "MB"


So around real binary 488.2GB. You also lose some to formatting.
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yeah i'm aware of that, but i assume i will have less space than that to use. i just got a 160gb hdd, and after formating i only have 131 left (i think) so i was just curious how much is left on a 500gb drive
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A 500 Gb drive is actually 500,000,000,000 bytes...leaving you 465 Gb (500bil/1024/1024/1024)
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Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
A 500 Gb drive is actually 500,000,000,000 bytes...leaving you 465 Gb (500bil/1024/1024/1024)
Using what little I know thats actually correct...from my knowledge.
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Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
A 500 Gb drive is actually 500,000,000,000 bytes...leaving you 465 Gb (500bil/1024/1024/1024)
My bad... forgot the sub conversion!
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yeah, that sounds more like it. thanks guys
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Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
A 500 Gb drive is actually 500,000,000,000 bytes...leaving you 465 Gb (500bil/1024/1024/1024)
ya i think this is rite. i think my 500 gb drive is actually 463 gb.
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