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Probably Old News - Hard Drive Space Issues

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It's probably old news, and maybe posted somewhere else already. Most people should know the reason behind you not having the "full" capacity of your drives. An explanation is available from the Seagate website.

It's all a matter of 1GB=1024MB but HDD manufacturers say 1GB=1000MB. Look it up or read from the link below.

Seagate Site With Info

Asking a mod to move it to where necessary if it's already here somewhere.

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Yeah if anyone here doesn't know about this, then its pretty sad. And by the way, this system sucks. I got a 250GB on my desktop, but in reality, I have 232GB. Ripped off 18GB, thats a lot to me.
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Yea a 320 GB Seagate 7200.10 and I only get like 298 GB. So thats 22 GB here.
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it's not 1 GB = 1000 MB

1 MB = 1024 KB, and 1 KB = 1024 bytes.

1 GB by hard drive manufacturers mean 1,000,000,000 bytes.

At least they mean 1 byte = 8 bits and they didn't shortchange us there
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Else we'd get a lot less space.

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