Re: new external hd
Nope, that's just right. I have a 320 gig hard drive, it shows up as 298.
Basically, it's because of the different definitions of 1 GB. Hard drive manufacturers say 1 GB is 1000 MB, whereas Windows recognizes 1 GB as 1024 MB. Obviously, the manufacturer's way would make it seem like there is more space on the drive for marketing purposes, because you're saying less space is in 1 GB.
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