Re: The HTPC: now dubbed, the storage beast
No the space isnt taken by formatting. Manufacterers measure the size of a drive by a megabyte = 1000bytes, while OS measure a megabyte at 1024. All of the manufacturers know this. But they still lie to the consumer about the size. I knew i'd be losing space, but it just irks me that no other product on the market can get away with lying about stuff the same way that hard drive manufacterers do. /rant.
Nothing to see here.