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I have just been formatting a 200gb drive and noticed that the total size stated is 189.92gb. Can someone tell me how I get the full 200gb? :tazz:
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Howdy:

You have it all.. The difference is in how Windows sees the size of the drive and how the manufacturers state the size of the drive..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

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Sometimes the Hard-Drive space is shareds its space with other things.

I have a 40 GB drive that shows up as 37.2 GB.
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Sometimes the Hard-Drive space is shareds its space with other things.

I have a 40 GB drive that shows up as 37.2 GB.


Sorry, but no.. manufacturers state their drives as though 1GB was 1,000,000,000 bytes whereas Windows sees it as a gigabyte actually is - 1,073,741,824 bytes

You do the math 37.2 X 1,073,741,824 and see what you come up with..

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