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320,000,000,000/1024/1024/1024 = 298gb
ARRRHHHHH you beat me too it....
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ARRRHHHHH you beat me too it....
By only 1hr
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Am I the first to say that this is total BS that they do this? How were they not sued already? I have the same hard drive as you and I have the same amount available on it. My 80GB is actually 72. My 320 is 298. This is false advertising and someone should do something about it. I mean I knew I was only going to get around 300 out of the 320, but still, it shouldn't be that way.
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Am I the first to say that this is total BS that they do this? How were they not sued already? I have the same hard drive as you and I have the same amount available on it. My 80GB is actually 72. My 320 is 298. This is false advertising and someone should do something about it. I mean I knew I was only going to get around 300 out of the 320, but still, it shouldn't be that way.
Class action suit already occured 2 years ago against Seagate? ...Everyone got a free ghosting/frag program. Now it should be in the fine print of all packaging. It is pretty much common knowledge for the last..... 10-15 years....
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Am I the first to say that this is total BS that they do this? How were they not sued already? I have the same hard drive as you and I have the same amount available on it. My 80GB is actually 72. My 320 is 298. This is false advertising and someone should do something about it. I mean I knew I was only going to get around 300 out of the 320, but still, it shouldn't be that way.
No it shouldnt.. I have 440 gigs, but in real life I have 400

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Class action suit already occured 2 years ago against Seagate? ...Everyone got a free ghosting/frag program. Now it should be in the fine print of all packaging. It is pretty much common knowledge for the last..... 10-15 years....
What's in fine print? That they are using their own definition of "byte"?
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I have a terabyte but I only get 930GB.
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post #18 of 20
It is not that they are using their own definition of byte. Read my previous post on the first page.

GB for Ram etc = 1024mb
GB for storage = 1000mb

It's been like that for years and years and years.
post #19 of 20
we do have 2 do something about this because as the drives get bigger the gab gets bigger as well we may be only loosing about 20 gb of space but look at fishy36 he almost lost a hole 100gigs eventually this gab will grow and we'll b more riped off then ever
post #20 of 20
they've been listing it in the fine print for years. it's something that all manufacturers do so it's not like you're getting ripped off.
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