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New Hard-Drive

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  1. j_holmes

    j_holmes Regular member

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    Hi guys.
    I just bought , and installed a 120gb HD S-ATA,
    it only shows it to be 114gb, why?

    Actually, both my HD's do not show the full capacity, the other is an 80gb, and that shows to be 74.5gb.

    Is it something i did wrong when i installed them?

    Thanks again..
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]J_Holmes

    It's Amazing The Difference A Day Makes..[/small]
     
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  2. SparkeyNi

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    check the hdd manufacturers website you may have to download a patch to update the Windows registry for large drive support.
     
  3. Jeanc1

    Jeanc1 Guest

    You have no problems !! your 120G is 120,000,000,000 bytes+ ! dont get confused with bits !

    Same for your 80G ; it's 80,000,000,000 bytes+
     
  4. SparkeyNi

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    Hard drive manufacturers market drives in terms of decimal (base 10) capacity. In decimal notation, one megabyte (MB) is equal to 1,000,000 bytes, and one Gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1,000,000,000 bytes. System BIOS, and Windows use the binary (base 2) numbering system. In the binary numbering system, one megabyte is equal to 1,048,576 bytes, and one gigabyte is equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes.

    Example:
    A 40 GB hard drive is approximately 40,000,000,000 bytes (40 x 1,000,000,000).

    40,000,000,000 / 1,048,576 = 38,162 megabytes

    Decimal..Binary MB....Windows Output
    20 GB----19,073 MB----18.6 GB
    40 GB----38,610 MB----37.3 GB
    60 GB----57,220 MB----55.8 GB
    80 GB----76,293 MB----74.5 GB
    120 GB---114,440 MB---111.7 GB
    160 GB---152,587 MB---149 GB

    Info was taken from Maxtor Worldwide Support.

    https://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/maxtor.cfg/php/enduser/olh_adp.php?p_faqid=336&&p_sid=136tQ*ih&p_lva=


     
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