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11-05-2000, 12:06 PM
on my hp my 27gig says 25.3 in" my computer". i just installed a 30gig maxtor second,everything said 30gig untill i rebooted then it shows 28.8
can someone explain where the other almost 5gig went? thanks
11-07-2000, 08:09 AM
1 GB is actually 1,048,756MB, if my math is correct. Most hard drive manufacturers figure 1GB to be 1,000,000 instead. That's probably where your drive space went. 31,457,280MB would be 30 GB, but since they're figuring 30,000,000 that totals 457,280 missing "slices"...not sure if that corresponds to the size difference you're seeing, but that's about what happens, a bit of math and you might be able to figure it out better than I can...
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11-13-2000, 08:11 AM
easy what it is that it is 30 gb its just the fat32 that uses space. the biger the hard drive the more it uses for eg a 60gb hard drive will only show some thing like 58.3 gb
11-14-2000, 09:54 PM
It's normal.... see http://www.PCGuide.com/intro/fun/bindec.htm
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