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msujedi

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Hi.
I just added a WD 1Tb HDD to my computer as a second HDD for video storage. When I formatted it, I used the maximum preset partition size. However, it only shows that I have 931.51Gb of storage space on it.
Is 68.49Gb really needed for cache memory and whatnot??? Seems excessive to me.

Is there a way to reformat the drive to regain some of that space?
Thanks.

NEVER MIND...it's just the power of 10 vs power of 2 difference in measuring storage capacity. The shock of seeing a loss of nearly 70Gb shorted my memory of that fact. :)

Edited by msujedi, 16 January 2010 - 07:50 PM.

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Digerati

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NEVER MIND...it's just the power of 10 vs power of 2 difference in measuring storage capacity.

That's most likely some of the discrepancy, but some goes into overhead too, just to keep track of all those tracks and sectors.

FWIW, I have a Samsung 1TB drive and after formatting it shows exactly 931.51Gb too.
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