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Old 3rd August, 2005, 10:30 PM
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true hard drive capacity

hi,

i have a "120" gig hd or so the box says. when i look in windows its capacity size, it says 111 gig. that's a 7.5% loss.

i know this is common and all drives go through this. however is it safe to say that all drives have a 7.5% percent loss?

is there an equation to figure this out? what's the average percentage of loss?

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I think this will make you understand:
http://www.allensmith.net/Storage/HDDlimit/Address.htm
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I think this will make you understand:
http://www.allensmith.net/Storage/HDDlimit/Address.htm
Easy way to say that is

Computer:

1,024B = 1KB, 1,024KB = 1MB, 1,024MB = 1GB

Manufacturers:

1,000B = 1KB, 1,000KB = 1MB, 1,000MB = 1GB

Therefore:

1GB Computer = 1.073741824GB Manufacturer

1GB Manufacturer = 953.67431640625MB Computer
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Quote:
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Easy way to say that is

Computer:

1,024B = 1KB, 1,024KB = 1MB, 1,024MB = 1GB

Manufacturers:

1,000B = 1KB, 1,000KB = 1MB, 1,000MB = 1GB

Therefore:

1GB Computer = 1.073741824GB Manufacturer

1GB Manufacturer = 953.67431640625MB Computer
You see my friend..you wrote more than me I was too lazy at that moment, but I thought at least that article will help the man.
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You see my friend..you wrote more than me I was too lazy at that moment, but I thought at least that article will help the man.
nah, just copy and paste, already had it on a document on the computer.
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nah, just copy and paste, already had it on a document on the computer.
So..you're lazy too?
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Damn straight. But, if I already have something, why not just use it, and not research anything you don't have to
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I wrote this almost 3 years ago

Quote:
Originally Posted by Building a PC


Hard disks come in different capacities and speeds. The capacity is usually measured in gigabytes. Unfortunately manufacturers consider a gigabyte (GB for short) to be 1,000,000,000 bytes, whereas your computer considers a gigabyte to be 1,073,741,824 bytes. This means although you may buy a 120GB disk, your computer will tell you the disk holds 111.7GB. This is normal, if annoying.
It's in the FAQ section
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Just in case he didnt get the point I have a good reference.

I have a Yz125 dirtbike, if you dont know what that is, then go to google or Yamaha.com and find it.
Now the name suggests the bike has a displacement of 125cc.....however in truth its only 123cc, really its a marketing strategy, tell the people your giving them more, when there really getting less.
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