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Hard drive makers are crooks

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by swifty74, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. swifty74

    swifty74 Member

    Aug 25, 2004
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    I'm sick and tired of hard drive makers rounding off hard drive space.
    Hard drive makers round off every 1 gig from 1024MB which is what a gig really is to 1000MB. Yes I know that 24MB doesn't seem like a lot but for every 10GB you lose out on 1GB. While retailers wont tell you this instead they tell you that the reason your new hard drive you bought is short on space due to software and the format. Hmmm sounds pretty off to me how can this new hard drive have software, and if its due to it being formatted shouldn't the space be empty. What about us out there with TB hard drives how much space do we lose about 100 gigs due to the round off.
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 15, 2004
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    moved to correct forum.

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