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    I have two hd both are 120 gb but in the properties it says that they are 114 gb. anyone knows why and what could I do about it? thanks for any help.
    My mother board is an asus A7N8X deluxe.

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    hard drive manufacutrers say that a kb is 1000bytes, a mb is 1000kb, and that a gb is 100mb.

    but infact all of these should be 1024.

    with this you loose a few gigs

    my 40gb drive is 37gb is in size. my 20gb drives are around 19gb, and my 8gb is at like 7.5gb.

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    Originally posted by jonathan_tijuana@25 July 2004 - 23:06
    My mother board is an asus A7N8X deluxe.
    Nice board.

    What Ross said.
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    114gb? you lucky mine says 111gb
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    Originally posted by Keikan@25 July 2004 - 23:54
    114gb? you lucky mine says 111gb
    haha me too

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    Originally posted by XxKrNxStyLeZxX+25 July 2004 - 23:58--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (XxKrNxStyLeZxX @ 25 July 2004 - 23:58)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Keikan@25 July 2004 - 23:54
    114gb? you lucky mine says 111gb
    haha me too [/b][/quote]
    me 3

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    Originally posted by podgey+26 July 2004 - 00:22--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (podgey @ 26 July 2004 - 00:22)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by XxKrNxStyLeZxX@25 July 2004 - 23:58
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    @25 July 2004 - 23:54
    114gb? you lucky mine says 111gb

    haha me too
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    oh, i wounderd y mine says 76gb some thing when it should be 80gb

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    Ross&#39;s explanation covers most of the size discrepancy issue, but not all.

    There is also the problem of bad sectors...almost every drive has some and they cannot be used.
    Sometimes, if you look under disk management, you will find "unallocated" space on a drive that should be fully formatted. These are bad sectors that cannot be formatted/written to.

    This is analogous to "dead pixels" on a LED screen.
    Every screen has some...the manufacturers even set a limit for how many dead ones they find acceptable.
    You can&#39;t return a display if the number of non-functional pixels falls into the "acceptable" range.
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    Originally posted by Sprocket@25 July 2004 - 20:01
    Ross&#39;s explanation covers most of the size discrepancy issue, but not all.

    There is also the problem of bad sectors...almost every drive has some and they cannot be used.
    Sometimes, if you look under disk management, you will find "unallocated" space on a drive that should be fully formatted. These are bad sectors that cannot be formatted/written to.

    This is analogous to "dead pixels" on a LED screen.
    Every screen has some...the manufacturers even set a limit for how many dead ones they find acceptable.
    You can&#39;t return a display if the number of non-functional pixels falls into the "acceptable" range.
    ya well that wouldn&#39;t be soo much anyway.

    maybe like 2 or 3 mb at most (im guessing).

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