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From the bottom of a random HDD box I have laying around:

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...When referring to hard drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage...
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post #32 of 51
try using a 2tb drive its sad when 190gb is "lost" due to their numbers game....
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post #33 of 51
go into disk management and check and make sure that it doesnt have a recovery partition hidden somewhere stealing a couple gigs. no you wont get all 320 after the format, but it should be closer to the 308gb you have has your c: drive
    
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post #34 of 51
Is this a troll?

Ontopic: yea it's the formatted space.
    
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post #35 of 51
Guurrll, who be stealllin alll myy giiigaabyyytees




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ITT: GiB vs GB
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Quote:
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Guurrll, who be stealllin alll myy giiigaabyyytees



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post #38 of 51
This is common knowledge, the required files that the Operating system requires will use up a portion of your hard drive, in other words, you never see what the actual hard drive space has, refer to the webpage that the first guy posted..
post #39 of 51
Yup, just a different measuring unit that sounds very similar.

Same thing as:
American - I have a gallon of gas
Canadian - I also have a gallon of gas

Who has more? (the Canadian, a US gallon is 3.79L, Imperial Gallon is 4.55L). Both are called gallons and are acceptable terms, but they are not the same.
So basically hard drive manufacturers are saying you have 1 gallon (US Gallon (3.79L), but that is not stated), but the OS measures using Imperial Gallons, so it says you have 0.8 gallons (but still 3.79L).
Edited by blupupher - 4/1/11 at 8:19am
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OH my word. This thread is great =D
    
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