HardDrive Disk Space

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by forcer, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. forcer

    forcer OSNN Senior Addict

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    i got a 40gig harddrive installed it but then only had 37g accessible.

    what happened to my other 3 gig? how can i get it back?
     
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    It is lost forever. 40GB is raw, unformatted drive. Once you format it, to FAT32, NTFS, whatever, it's not raw anymore, and it looses spaces, it happens to all drives.

    My 120GB is 115:p

    Don't worry about it Forcer, trust me I know.
     
  3. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Both my 120GB Hard Drives are 111GB :(
    But my 40GB Hard Drive has only dropped by 3GB's (37GB)

    So i know how you feel Forcer :p

    Sincerly Alex

    P.S... How ya doin Nick? :)
     
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Hey there Alex. :) Haven't seen you in a little while. Let's not spam over here. I suggest you go to www.spammers-paradise.com and hang out over there :p :)
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Besides HDD manufacturers count 1GB = 1 000 000 000 bytes. Windows counts 1GB = 1024^3 = 1 073 741 824 bytes. Thus the "smaller" drive.