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a 500 gb drive will show 465 gb of space thats 35 gigs
a tb drive will show 931gb of space thats 69 gigs
a 2tb drive will show 1.81tb of space thats 190 gigs

as the drives get bigger the gap widens......
makes me quite mad even though i know when i purchase it...
Some hd maker should advertise a TRUE tb or something might catch on never know...
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post #12 of 16
The issue comes from two things:

1) Marketing says a megabyte is 1000kb which adds up to a lot of space in terabyte sized drives

2) Formatting takes a small chunk
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128GB SSD - 119GB available (7% loss)
1TB HDD - 931GB available (9% loss)
750GB HDD - 697GB available (7% loss)

Seems about right, if you ask me.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Mr. Original View Post
Some hd maker should advertise a TRUE tb or something might catch on never know...
But they never will. To be the one manufacturer out there posting your drives at a lesser (but true) capacity that is unsearchable (marketing wise) would be the death of your company. No motivation for truth in advertising.
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Gibibytes vs. gigabytes.

1Gib ≈ 1.074 GB.

750 GB ≈ 698 GiB.
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