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crackerjack54

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Added a 2TB hardrive only get to use 1.8TB what happen to the rest and is thier any way of preventing the loss.

Edited by crackerjack54, 22 December 2010 - 09:14 AM.

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Actually, that is the correct size for that hard drive and you haven't lost anything, nor are you missing space. It's a little difficult to explain, but comes down to the fact that manufacturers' report the drive size incorrectly. The manufacturers sell on a base 10 system, meaning that when they sell you a 2000GB hard drive, they are selling it to you as being 1000MB in 1GB. The problem is there is actually 1024MB in 1GB, so your drive is actually smaller than advertised.

Does that make sense? I'm sure there is someone else out there that can explain it better than I have.
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yes thanks
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There is also overhead in the formatting of the disk, so the space claimed is not all available for user data.
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