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How much space is on a 2tb external harddrive?

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Since hard-drives are a little less in space since I guess it sinks up to operating system? What is it really like 1.9tb or 1.8tb?
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2 TB Drives are 1863GB in windows
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Originally Posted by tasospaok123;13139347 
2 TB Drives are 1863GB in windows

Cool thanks, I just bought an Iomega Prestige 2tb external hd. I can't wait until it comes which will of course be awhile cuz I ordered it today. biggrin.gif

I hope it runs great and lasts long time.
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Approximately 1,862 GB +/- formatted. Just a rough calc, based on my short stroked 1Tb's. smile.gif
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Does anyone know why it has to take up a nice chunk of the hard-drive? its taking like 140gigs if I did the math right. Is there a way to make it take less or no?
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The Samsung F4 2TB drive in my HTPC reads as 1.83TB total in Windows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;13139548 
Does anyone know why it has to take up a nice chunk of the hard-drive? its taking like 140gigs if I did the math right. Is there a way to make it take less or no?

HDD makers use 1000MB as 1GB and 1000GB as 1TB where as its 1024MB is 1GB and 1024GB is 1TB so you lose some capacity in the translation
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thats bad, i just sold my computer with a 2TB Hard drive, so the buyer will probally call me and ask why he only has 1863MB which equals 1.77TB!
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doubtful, anyone who knows anything about computers will know this is the case
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Originally Posted by jam3s;14715244 
doubtful, anyone who knows anything about computers will know this is the case

That's why he just asked the question? kookoo.gif

OT: Pretty stupid that they do that. Why can't they be real.
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