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Old 09-01-2006, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 320GB HD only 300GB afte formatting.

Is there any way to get the full bang from these larger drives or are you just stuck eating that 7% loss once formatted?

I am using WinXP Pro SP2 Comp stats should show at bottom.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In my signature below, you'll see a link that says "137GB Barrier", click on it and it will solve the problem
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In my signature below, you'll see a link that says "137GB Barrier", click on it and it will solve the problem
No I dont think it has anything to do with that. You always lose space when you format anything.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I read that but my problem isnt windows doesnt recognize.. it's just you seem to lose soooo much space when you format..
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Actually, Windows doesn't give ALL the space of any hard drive. Example: If you have a 40GB hard drive, you'll end up with 37GB. I guess that's why you only get 300GB.
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Hard drive manufacturers consider one gigabyte equal to 1 billion bytes, while Windows XP calculates gigabytes according to the tradional binary formula, where 1 gigabyte is equivalent to 1,073,741,824 bytes. Ultimately, when you format your hard drive, you end up losing a certain amount of that due to the Windows XP formula. As you would guess, the bigger the hard drive, the more you lose.
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^^^^^ basically the same answer i was going to give. you may note that somewhere through all the long windedness in the post talldude directed you to i stated those numbers.
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