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Windows 7: my 750 GB HD shows only 698 GB

18 Oct 2011   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akvaman View Post
you buy 750gb and get 50gb less, thats very stupid, its 50gb, isn't better just to say the truth and not lie, I mean if they lie about the capacity than what are they lying more about?
And what about the installation? why couldn't I find the new HD?It wouldn't show on "my computer" how am I suppose to find it.
If you can't find it, it's probably because it hasn't been given a drive letter in Disk Management.

As for the capacity deception:

Do you also wonder why gasoline is sold for $3.39.9 rather than $3.39 or $3.40?

Do you also wonder why stereo equipment ads scream "300 watts" at you?

Any fool knows that larger is better. The marketing types think buyers are fools. It's done because the marketers believe the tactic works. Why in the world would a fool buy a 698 GB drive when he can get a 750 GB drive for the same price?

By all accounts, they are correct. Otherwise, the practice would stop.

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18 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Agreed on all previous posts.

Personally, what just kills me is those little PC desktop speakers they sell that claim to have an output of 180 watts or so when at the same time they come with a little power brick that says "AC input 110V/60Hz, DC output 12V/1000mA."

Translation: the speakers only get 12 watts of power to begin with, so yes, in this case 180W is a total lie. I wonder why they get away with that, but I also think it's funny in a stupid way. :)
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