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When I go to "my computer", I hate seeing disk partitions like "##.# GB free of 53.8 GB". I'd rather it be "##.# GB free of 50.0 GB". So yes, I went into disk management and shrank volumes such that I have nice even non-decimal numbers of storage space (yeah, a little gets left as unallocated)

like this!


I know you want to know how I do it. The formula for final desired volume: MB = (GB x 1024) + 100.

Since I created such a useless thread, maybe I'll redeem myself with a more useful question that could probably just be answered by searching... Why is it that when I buy 8GB of memory, I get 8GB of memory. But if I buy a 120GB hard drive, I get something like a 112GB hard drive???
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post #2 of 14
Where are they going to store all the MBR's and firmware?
post #3 of 14
A couple gigs are used by the bits that make the hard drive actually work as a hard drive.
post #4 of 14
Different standards, a lot of people can't agree on what a gigabyte is. Memory manufacturers and operating systems use 2^30 bytes to define a gigabyte while hard drive manufacturers use 10^9 bytes.

It wasn't always that way. I had a stack of Seagate hard drives from the early to mid 90's that were labeled 850 MB. And they were exactly 850 MB in Explorer.
post #5 of 14
OCD is not an adjective.
post #6 of 14
I'm a bit like that, but I can't really be bothered and I don't like to waste space

Oh, and:

Quote:
Your operating system software takes 1MB (megabyte) to be equal to 1,048,576 bytes. Hard disk manufacturers on the other hand, assume that 1MB is equal to 1,000,000 bytes. For example, a 320GB hard disk may be reported as 305GB by the operating system.
I'm not very good at putting it in my own words, so I didn't
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OCD is not an adjective.
Well I could change it to "I'm OC", but that will mean something entirely different on this forum...
    
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You have a problem my friend.
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Quote:
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OCD is not an adjective.
Win.

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Well I could change it to "I'm OC", but that will mean something entirely different on this forum...
Well if you wanted, you could make it "I Have OCD"...?
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Well I could change it to "I'm OC", but that will mean something entirely different on this forum...
...Or you could say "I have OCD."

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