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Old 06-22-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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I recently got myself a 320 gb wd hd. After having a lot of pain with it I finally got Xp installed but, when I partitioned my Hd it only showed me that I have 298GB available can someone tell me why???
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:34 AM   #2
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*Clears throat*

GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes
GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes

What the O/S calls a gigabyte is actually a gibibyte (GiB) = 1*1024*1024*1024=1073741824 bytes.

320000000000 / 1073741824 = 298.02 (GiB)

320 GB = 298 GiB
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he said it all............
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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why???
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: Hd Problem!!!!

Why what?

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*Clears throat*

GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes
GiB = 1,073,741,824 bytes

What the O/S calls a gigabyte is actually a gibibyte (GiB) = 1*1024*1024*1024=1073741824 bytes.

320000000000 / 1073741824 = 298.02 (GiB)

320 GB = 298 GiB
Crystal Clear.
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I think he's asking why is it that way. But who would know? Well, maybe some people, but I sure don't.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:57 PM   #7
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It's the difference between the real world and the way marketing sees the world

Well posted too Neodude btw
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