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Old 10-31-2004, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 160 gb samsung spin point hdd but it is only regestring as 149gb in windows is this just that it is only 149gb? i mean i know drives arnt always exactly but 10 gb? or is this just windows not recognizing it or is it using it for somthing?

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Old 10-31-2004, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The OS measures the Gigabyte ,1GB as 1024 Mbytes, whereas the HDD manufacturers rate them as 1000 Mbytes for a GB . So a 160 Gb HDD will not show 160 in your OS ,it will be less.
And some space also goes to the partition table.


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Old 11-01-2004, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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your HD size is correct. since i dont know how to compensate for the cluster partition size, i just do this....

since i know - 120gb hd formats to 111

160x111/120 = 148 (close enough)
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Old 11-01-2004, 08:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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alright thanks
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