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Old 03-15-2006, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 160 gig SATA drive being limited to 149 gigs... this sucks because i use it for storing back ups of DVD's on it and i need all the space i can get. i know about the 137 or w/e but.. i was suprised when i seen 149.. i have all the service packs and what not needed.. any ideas?
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its no barrier , its your hd real size , read nitestick's post at this thread for more info http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=96675 , its never as claimed
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...wrong thread maybe?
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Originally posed by "nitestick"

do the math yourself. hdd size as reported by manufacturer is in metric i.e. one kilobyte=1000 bytes. a true kilobyte is 1024 bytes. now take 120,000,000,000 bytes and divide that by 1,073,741,824 (number of bytes in a true gigabyte) and you should get 111.758708953857421875. tada your hdd is perfectly normal.
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