Hard drive mem question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2006, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1
Default Hard drive mem question

This might turn out to be a dumb question, but I'm not very computer literate.I just bought a brand new laptop off of ebay. It is an Acer Aspire 3610. It came sealed and brand new. It is supposed to have a 60 GB hard drive. However when I examine the c drive it says it has a total size of 26.1 Gb. There is a D drive under Hard disk drives that also has a 26.1 Gb capacity. So my question is, is there 2 hard drives with a total of 52 Gb in which case where is the 60? or do i have 26.1 Gb of space. and if it is 2 drives and I save music or videos or something can I save it to either drive? Thanks in advance for any help

thunderoad02 is offline  
Old 09-13-2006, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475

There are 2 30GB hard drives.

When a hard drive is labeled 30GB it means 30,000,000,000 bytes
Actual GB are more than just 1 billion bytes.

turtile is offline  
Old 09-13-2006, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,909

Acer always make 2 partitions for their hard drives, this is the best thing they do to save data.

anyway, 8GB went into partition so whatever u bought, its true (dont leave negative feedback to the seller). and congrats on New laptop.
Intel Core2Quad 2.66Ghz 12MB L2-Cache
4096MB DDR Kingston Hyper-X
GigaByte GA-P35-DS3R
XFX 9600GT AlphaDog
Seagate 2 X 320GB SATA2
LG L246WH Flatron 24"
Blind_Arrow is offline  
Old 09-16-2006, 04:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 18

Originally posted by turtile
There are 2 30GB hard drives.
There is one nominally 60 Gb hard drive formatted into two partitions.
CanadaRAM is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.