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HardDrive Disk Space

forcer

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#1
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
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.
 

Alex_is_Axel

.:: FTPAlex ::.
#3
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? :)
 
#5
Besides HDD manufacturers count 1GB = 1 000 000 000 bytes. Windows counts 1GB = 1024^3 = 1 073 741 824 bytes. Thus the "smaller" drive.
 

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