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Windows 7: Hard Drive Capacity Issue

31 Jul 2010   #1
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Hard Drive Capacity Issue

Hi everyone. I have an issue with the capacity on my HD. Heres the problem, when I open up the Computer window and look at my HD, it says "106GB free of 149GB" but when I go to the system information it says that the capacity of my HD is 160GB. So, where's the 11GB? It is really annoying knowing that there should be an extra 11GB. Where has the 11GB dissappeared to? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance!




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31 Jul 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator

500 = 465.66.
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31 Jul 2010   #3
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
Hi everyone. I have an issue with the capacity on my HD. Heres the problem, when I open up the Computer window and look at my HD, it says "106GB free of 149GB" but when I go to the system information it says that the capacity of my HD is 160GB. So, where's the 11GB? It is really annoying knowing that there should be an extra 11GB. Where has the 11GB dissappeared to? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance!

Hi, buddy!
This is not an issue... the difference in values is the fact that 1 GB = 2 ^ 30 but the manufacturers consider 10 ^ 9.
Therefore:
160Gb = 149Gb
250Gb = 232Gb
320Gb = 298Gb
500Gb = 465Gb
750Gb = 698Gb
1Tb = 931Gb ...
Understood?!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
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31 Jul 2010   #4
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator

500 = 465.66.
Wow, some really interesting information there. This definately answered my question. Thanks for your post!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2010   #5
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
Hi everyone. I have an issue with the capacity on my HD. Heres the problem, when I open up the Computer window and look at my HD, it says "106GB free of 149GB" but when I go to the system information it says that the capacity of my HD is 160GB. So, where's the 11GB? It is really annoying knowing that there should be an extra 11GB. Where has the 11GB dissappeared to? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance!
Hi, buddy!
This is not an issue... the difference in values is the fact that 1 GB = 2 ^ 30 but the manufacturers consider 10 ^ 9.
Therefore:
160Gb = 149Gb
250Gb = 232Gb
320Gb = 298Gb
500Gb = 465Gb
750Gb = 698Gb
1Tb = 931Gb ...
Understood?!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"
Like the other post, this one is excellent. Thanks for posting! I have to be more careful in the future if i'm going to buy an External HD Ive added Rep to both of you users
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31 Jul 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ishmael9100 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Take a look here:
Hard Drive Size Capacities Calculator

500 = 465.66.
Wow, some really interesting information there. This definately answered my question. Thanks for your post!
You are welcome, we are here 24/7 to help.
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