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Old 08-04-2005, 06:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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1. If you mean the RAID BIOS message that pops up, usually there is no way to stop that unless there is a motherboard jumper to disable RAID.

2. 232GB is normal (formatted) for a 250gb drive.

Drive manufacturers rate drives in "Japanese megabytes" (there are other names also) which are just 1,000,000 bytes = 1MB. In reality, 1MB = 1,048,576 bytes. So you only get 95.36% of the rated capacity. 250 GB (in Japanese megabytes) = 238.4 GB (in raw unformatted real megabytes). Figure in a couple gigs for the filesystem, and thats about right.

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Old 08-04-2005, 06:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sounds right to me.
of course it does... The only reason i aint got many posts is cause i enjoy laughing too much at those that dont have a clue so refrain from posting abuse, lol

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Old 08-06-2005, 12:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hahaha, cool. I dont have a clue most of the time O.o

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