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Windows 7: 1TB of HDD space missing completely

14 Apr 2014   #11
R3B3LCAUSE

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Maybe I was mistaken and I actually have only 1 TB. I would still be missing 70 GB, what could the reason for that be?


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14 Apr 2014   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R3B3LCAUSE View Post
Maybe I was mistaken and I actually have only 1 TB. I would still be missing 70 GB, what could the reason for that be?
That's normal; drives typically have a formatted capacity of about 93% of their advertised capacity.
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14 Apr 2014   #13
R3B3LCAUSE

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's normal; drives typically have a formatted capacity of about 93% of their advertised capacity.
How can they advertise more than they actually sell you? What is the other 7%?
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14 Apr 2014   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R3B3LCAUSE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That's normal; drives typically have a formatted capacity of about 93% of their advertised capacity.
How can they advertise more than they actually sell you? What is the other 7%?
Here's 846,000 Google hits explaining it.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...pe=&as_rights=

Generally--there are 2 ways of measuring capacity and guess what? The HD manufacturers use the method that gives the largest number. Shocking, I tell you, shocking.
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14 Apr 2014   #15
whs
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The 7% is the difference between the decimal number and the binary number.

1GB in decimal is 930MB in binary - but that is always 1 Billion bytes. Unfortunately the PC knows only binary and confuses us. LOL.
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