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That's my problem, it's a new hard drive and I just let Vista set it up. Any ideas?
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thats about right, my new 160GB drive only had about 130gb available to use.
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Yep, that's normal. Manufacturers think that 1GB = 1000MB when really 1GB = 1024MB.
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post #4 of 20
That is what happens when a new HDD is formatted. It uses some of the drives volume to contain the important info on it so you only get to really use what space the allocation table doesnt.
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Oh, okay. I figured the actual size would be less then 320, but I just didn't think that much. I thought it might have had something to do with the "Allocation Unit Size" I set it to. Thanks.
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post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
Yep, that's normal. Manufacturers think that 1GB = 1000MB when really 1GB = 1024MB.
Thus another law suit... YEP!
Its basis is false volume advertising
I guess that is why the LCDs don't subscribe to the lame standard CRTs followed!
    
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post #7 of 20
320,000,000,000/1024/1024/1024 = 298gb
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Quote:
In conventional modern usage, a byte is 8 bits. One gigabyte is equivalent to eight gigabits.
Abbreviation No. of megabytes Usage
gigabytes GB (Note: capital "B") 1000 Computer storage (eg 500 GB hard disk)
gigabytes GB (Note: capital "B") 1024 Computer storage (eg 4 GB RAM)
gigabit Gb (Note: lowercase "b") 125 Network throughput (eg 1 Gb/s data transfer rate)
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post #9 of 20
Down with GB! Up with GiB!
(Gigabyte/Gibibyte)
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Welcome to the world of Hard Disk Drives and the Gigabyte (1024 megabytes)
    
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