Re: Seagate 400 GB external HDD shows only 372 GB?
Originally Posted by superman22x
I onve read in a magazine, to subtract 7% off the actual, because harddrive manufactors cant count past 1000 as Nik00117 said, lol.
Exactly. 93% is a very good estimate of what you're getting on XP. According to MS Calculator, you get precisely 93.1322574615478515625 percent. So it should read about "372.53GB" according to that. Here's the math behind it.
1000x1000x1000=1000000000 <-According to (most) HDD manufacturers
1024*1024*1024=1073741824 <-What Windows XP reads
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