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Windows 7: How to get 2tb to have 2tb capacity rather than 1.81tb?

04 Mar 2014   #1
green elephant

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How to get 2tb to have 2tb capacity rather than 1.81tb?

is it possible? i have a external hard drive of 2tb and windows properties says it is 1.81TB.is there a way i can get those 200gbs or so?


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04 Mar 2014   #2
bigmck

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A 2TB disk is not really 2TB as you found out. Why he asks? When labeling it is figured as 1000 GB in a TB, but that is not true. It is really 1024 GB in a TB which when divided out comes to less than 2 TB. == As I think about it, did I get that backwards? Someone confirm that for me.
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04 Mar 2014   #3
green elephant

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saying it's really 1024gb doesn't answer my question, but tells me it'd be more than 2tb. What do u mean divided out
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04 Mar 2014   #4
bigmck

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Divide 1024 GB into 2 TB and see what you get.
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04 Mar 2014   #5
Alpha

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Here's the thing with hard drives, there are really two definitions of a gigabyte. A gigabyte is really equal to 1024 megabytes; however, for simplicity sake, sometimes people use 1 gigabyte = 1000 megabytes.

A lot of hard drive and computer manufacturers use the later equation. Why do you ask? Because it allows them to market a drive as being 2 terabytes even though it is really 1.81.
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04 Mar 2014   #6
green elephant

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
A 2TB disk is not really 2TB as you found out. Why he asks? When labeling it is figured as 1000 GB in a TB, but that is not true. It is really 1024 GB in a TB which when divided out comes to less than 2 TB. == As I think about it, did I get that backwards? Someone confirm that for me.
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Divide 1024 GB into 2 TB and see what you get.
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04 Mar 2014   #7
green elephant

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
Here's the thing with hard drives, there are really two definitions of a gigabyte. A gigabyte is really equal to 1024 megabytes; however, for simplicity sake, sometimes people use 1 gigabyte = 1000 megabytes.

A lot of hard drive and computer manufacturers use the later equation. Why do you ask? Because it allows them to market a drive as being 2 terabytes even though it is really 1.81.
so there's no way of getting the extra GBs?
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04 Mar 2014   #8
bigmck

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by green elephant View Post
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so there's no way of getting the extra GBs?
As your division told you, there really isn't extra GB. They advertise it a 2 TB, but it really isn't
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04 Mar 2014   #9
b0bl335wa993r

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as told by Alpha already, it's 1024MB for 1GB. So it's the difference.Commercially they are measured as 1000MB = 1GB
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04 Mar 2014   #10
green elephant

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by green elephant View Post
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so there's no way of getting the extra GBs?
As your division told you, there really isn't extra GB. They advertise it a 2 TB, but it really isn't
I've always noticed any sort of storage device has less than they state it has, just wanted to know if there was possibly a way of accessing it, of course if it even existed...
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