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Old 10-11-2005, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Hard drive - simple question

I just installed a new maxtor 200g hard drive, and when I look at the drive information it only displays 189g. But when I go to the drive properties, the exact capacity is something like 203,342,543,234 bytes.

Is there a way I can make it so that it says 200g?

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Old 10-11-2005, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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203,342,543,234 / 1,073,741,824 = ~189

No, it's stuck at 189GB, but that is to be expected of any "200GB" drive

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Old 10-11-2005, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is because all disk manufacturers measure 1mb for 1000kb and ot 1024, 1gb for 1000mb and not 1024.
Same with flash cards.
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