New HD missing 8.22GB
Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:44 PM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:57 PM
Yes this is normal. The marketing folk that sell the drive are on a different planet from the techie folk.
Here's how it really works:
1024 bytes = 1kb
1024 Kb = 1 Mb
1024 Mb = 1 Gb
You can see that this is not the same as saying that 1000000Kb = 1000Mb = 1 Gb which is what the label 200Gb suggests. The upshot is that you'll find yourself shortchanged by about 7% of the Gigs you expected.
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