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Old 10-04-2009, 07:20 PM   #11
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I think HDD manufacturers and Windows count bytes in different ways. It's not that you lose space, it's just measured differently. The bigger the drive is, the bigger the "loss" is.
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oh well i've accepted the fact im suckered outa 6 gigs and have got an ubuntu install on it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:16 AM   #13
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oh well i've accepted the fact im suckered outa 6 gigs and have got an ubuntu install on it.
You didn't get suckered out of anything, it's that HDD manufacturers and Windows measure's space differently.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:31 AM   #14
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this is what i came up with

1024 b= 1kb
1024kb= 1Mb
1024Mb= 1Gb
the hard drive company rounds these numbers to 1000

1,073,741,824b = 1Gb actual space
1,000,000,000b = 1Gb rounded space

120,000,000,000/ 1,073,741,824 ≈ 111.8 Gb

your actually getting more than you should
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