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MY 120 gb Vertex3 only showing 111gb

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After getting my drive all set up and running good its only showing capacity of 111gb. I have looked around and cant find anything that would cause this instead of the 119-118 with the OS loaded. When installing Win7 64bit I did have to try a couple times and maybe the old install is still on there somewhere? Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated, missing 7gb is huge considering the price tag and trying to keep it filled below 75%.
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Go to Computer Management then to Disk Management. You may have a portion of the drive allocated to something else, but with no drive letter.
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This is due to the difference between Gigabyte and Gibibyte. This is how is has been for 40+ years.....

An advertised 120GB drive will always be 111.76GB avaliable.
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120 GB is ~ 111 GiB

Same story as with all mechanical hard drives. Quoted in GB, but 'actual' available space shown in GiB

EDIT: Got ninja'd by DuckieHo

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This is due to the difference between Gigabyte and Gibibyte. This is how is has been for over 30 years.....

A 120GB drive will always be 111.76GB avaliable.
Exactly. Here's the math.

1,000,000,000 bytes = gigabyte
120 gigabytes = your hard drive
1,073,741,824 bytes = IEEE gigabyte definition (recognized by windows)

1,000,000,000*120 / 1,073,741,824 = 111.758 GB

Huzzah for math.
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yea when i pay for a 1tb drive....it only read 931
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Thanks alot for the help, I can end my frantic search.
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From personal experience I would agree with all of the above posts...

However for some reason my brain is telling me that the OP is right and out of the new SSD's he should be getting 119GB. I believe I saw that somewhere..maybe OCN or anand. I don't remember.
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Thanks alot for the help, I can end my frantic search.
Next time be a little less frantic and the solution may find you easier.

That's a great little rig you got going there :-)
    
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To conserve space, you might want to disable some stuff in Windows. First off, Power Hibernation. Type this in the Command Prompt (run as administrator):

powercfg -h off

It won't confirm anything but you'll notice you'll get about 5GB extra free space on your SSD. There's also System Restore that you can disable. Oh and the page file, if you have enough RAM, you won't need Windows' default page file size. I have 8GB RAM so I set mine to a fixed size of 512MB. Overall, I get like 11GB extra free space by doing all this.
    
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