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Hard Drive Question

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Sage

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#1
I just bought a maxtor 60gig drive (6L060J3) and used Microsoft's Disk Management to format and partition the drive - I used NTFS, and Dynamic - my question is why dose the drive only show up as 55.91 gigs?
 
#3
Ypu ya gotta remember when ya format the drive..you lose space...like my 40 gig drive, when fully formatted is only 37.2 gig..some guy actually wanted to introduce a a naming scheme where if the box was labeled 80gig that mean that was the size after fully formatted...but he got shot down by the companies heh
 
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Sage

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Thxs guys

Thats what i thought - but just wanted to verify. It's a piss off when space is displayed that way. Its too bad that it wouldn't just show the space that the drive is sold by, ie 60 gig. - isn't marketing lovely.

Thxs again for the info.
 
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john30uk

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It has something to do with the difference between BINARY and DECIMAL where people normally say 1000bytes is 1 mb where its actually 1024bytes is 1 mb so i think it actually counts these in 1000's so it appears your harddrive is smaller than its actual size.
I also have a 60gb Maxtor harddrive and windows detects it at around 55gb or so,but some of my other software detects it at correct size of 60.5gb .
 

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