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Chris215

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I just recieved my new 200GB sata HD and installed it, but it only shows up at 186GB and I want to know what happen to my other 14GB? and how would I get it back?

I read the sata101 on my question but there is no thread on it.
 
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dicecca112

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That 14GB is lost in formatting. 184GB is all you get. 200GB is unformatted space. If you ask me, the drive manufacturers are ripping people off.


Actually that is not quite right. What it has to do with is that I believe MS says 1GB =1024mb but to the manufacturers 1gb = 1000mb
 

Snugglebear

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dicecca112 said:
Actually that is not quite right. What it has to do with is that I believe MS says 1GB =1024mb but to the manufacturers 1gb = 1000mb

Filesystem overhead eats up another couple percent of the usable space, but that amount is generally far smaller than the space calculation differences. It's also far more variable as filesystem efficiency varies widely among different types, sizes and settings.
 

eduncan911

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Quailane said:
Really? My 250 is 233GB.
You know, I'd be conserned that that wasn't a joke if it was 1986. :D

Back where I used DEBUG to squeeze out an extra 1.772 MB of space out of my 10 MB harddrive the size of two 5.25" Fullsize Floppy drives stacked. The manufacturer had extra space, and wasn't telling us. Supposily that extra 1MB was for bad sectors to re-use the drive.
 

zip22

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dicecca112 said:
Actually that is not quite right. What it has to do with is that I believe MS says 1GB =1024mb but to the manufacturers 1gb = 1000mb

then it would really be 200GB = 195.3125 GB

but yes, i believe that is part of it.
 

Snugglebear

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1KB = 2^10 (1,024)
1MB = 2^20 (1,048,576)
1GB = 2^30 (1,073,741,824)

200,000,000,000 / 2^30 = 186.2645...

Use the correct units accross the board and don't let base-10 seep into the calculation by assuming there are a million bytes in a MB, a thousand in a KB, a thousand MB in a GB, etc.