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post #11 of 51
PROTIP:
multiply with 0.07 when you calculate hard disk space...

1000GB is 933GB
500GB is 465GB
400GB is 372GB
320GB is 298GB
300GB is 279GB
200GB is 186GB

^ I didn't even need to to use a calculator since I know those values in my head.
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man that sucks good thing it only cost me 3 bucks otherwise id be pissed
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post #13 of 51
It is normal. My 320GB hard drive does the same thing.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
SAY WAAAAAAAAAAAT? windows uses 20 gigs for a format? what a rip off
No, you don't lose any space. You're just counting the bytes differently. The HDD manufacturers and the entire scientific community do it one way, the computer software industry do it differently but use the same name.
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Windows calculates files in a certain format and takes a percentage of that drive. (1024mb) You really do have 320GB but it's just the way Windows reads it.

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SAY WAAAAAAAAAAAT? windows uses 20 gigs for a format? what a rip off
its not a rip off, its measurement of harddrives that companies use.
    
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
PROTIP:
multiply with 0.07 when you calculate hard disk space...

1000GB is 933GB
500GB is 465GB
400GB is 372GB
320GB is 298GB
300GB is 279GB
200GB is 186GB

^ I didn't even need to to use a calculator since I know those values in my head.
yeah but i have never had any other drives other than my 250 and 500 so i didn't expect such low space. why don't companies market them as a 300 rather than 320? sounds like a con to me
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yeah but i have never had any other drives other than my 250 and 500 so i didn't expect such low space. why don't companies market them as a 300 rather than 320? sounds like a con to me
Your 500GB will have 'lost' more space - how come you didn't notice then?

Technically it isn't the HDD manufacturers that are doing it wrong - it is the software community. There is no con, but it is a little confusing.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
yeah but i have never had any other drives other than my 250 and 500 so i didn't expect such low space. why don't companies market them as a 300 rather than 320? sounds like a con to me
Then hop on the band wagon of the Class Action law suit.
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Your 500GB will have 'lost' more space - how come you didn't notice then?

Technically it isn't the HDD manufacturers that are doing it wrong - it is the software community. There is no con, but it is a little confusing.
i never really thought about it it always reads at 477GB on fresh format.

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Then hop on the band wagon of the Class Action law suit.
i dont care that much.
Edited by philhalo66 - 4/1/11 at 7:48am
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