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Hey just got another seagate 250gig. Got a question. The Hdd says it 250 gigs on the drive itself. I put it in the computer as a back up and it says its only 230 gigs? Nothing is on it, not even an OS. I tryed to format it to 250 but it only allows me 230gigs? Is my drive defective?
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No, its not defective.

That's just how all hard drives are. Even if you bought a 320gb harddrive it'll probably be like around 300gb's.
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no, you're comparing apples to oranges...

your file system thinks a kilobyte is 1024 bytes...
the HDD manufacturers marketing department things a kilobyte is 1000 bytes...

250,000,000,000 bytes = 232.830644 Gigabytes using your file systems method...
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thanks guys for the help!
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Originally Posted by LiNERROR View Post
no, you're comparing apples to oranges...

your file system thinks a kilobyte is 1024 bytes...
the HDD manufacturers marketing department things a kilobyte is 1000 bytes...

250,000,000,000 bytes = 232.830644 Gigabytes using your file systems method...
    
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