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Thread: New 80gb Hdd...only 74 Actual Gb

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    i have a 40 Gb hdd from retail store but there is only 37 GB actually...i though it was becuz of all the junk they installed in there....Yesturday, i got a 80GB WD hdd and when i installed it, it is listed as 74.5GB.....i want my other 5Gig....is ther any ways to get it?

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    No, you can't get it back.

    HD makers calculate it differently than what shows in Windows and also some space is used to manage partition and format information.

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    Keep in mind, Mr. Elmo, that hard drives are not made by computer programmers. They are made by profit hungry companies.

    You and I (well I don't know about you) know that a kilobyte is 1024 bytes. A megabyte is 1024 kilobytes. A gigabyte is 1024 megabytes...etc... Windows sees it like that too...

    However, a hard drive manufacturer sees a kilobyte as 1000 bytes, a megabyte as 1000 kilobytes, and a gigabyte as 1000 megabytes.

    Get it?

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    Originally posted by Mr. Elmo@28 January 2004 - 20:49
    i have a 40 Gb hdd from retail store but there is only 37 GB actually...
    Same here. It's normal, nothing to worry about.

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    k thank you for the replyies...krack...whos the girl in avatar?

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    Originally posted by adamp2p@28 January 2004 - 23:58
    Keep in mind, Mr. Elmo, that hard drives are not made by computer programmers. They are made by profit hungry companies.

    You and I (well I don't know about you) know that a kilobyte is 1024 bytes. A megabyte is 1024 kilobytes. A gigabyte is 1024 megabytes...etc... Windows sees it like that too...

    However, a hard drive manufacturer sees a kilobyte as 1000 bytes, a megabyte as 1000 kilobytes, and a gigabyte as 1000 megabytes.

    Get it?
    Thats what I keep telling everyone, because of the 24MB difference in the metric GB and the Binary GB that you lose that space, but people keep talking about its being used be windows, etc etc. Ugh. If the BIOS Shows is as 37 Freaking GB, then i think its beause of the Binary/Metric Idea, of course, that just might be me.

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    Originally posted by Mr. Elmo@28 January 2004 - 21:12
    k thank you for the replyies...krack...whos the girl in avatar?
    Kyla Cole.


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    Hey, KrackHead2k... That's off topic. This is HardwareWorld.

    J/k.

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    Didn't think he would mind, its his topic, and he did ask me.

    I couldn't resist, I just love those eyes.

    Won't happen again.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@29 January 2004 - 06:43
    Hey, KrackHead2k... That's off topic. This is HardwareWorld.

    J/k.
    I suppose you might get some new hardware if you look at that pic for too long...

    I'll get me coat
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think "Ok, this is the limit".
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

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