Of the 3 things you discussed in your message, zero of them related to my question. I'm asking about the 93.5 megabytes of USED space even though there is NOTHING on the drive at all. It is EMPTY. COMPLETELY empty. Not even system volume information or a "recycled" system directory (since I have "display system directories" enabled under folder options, I know they're not there - they don't appear until the first thing is put on the hard drive).
So let me try to be very clear about what I want here. I want to know TWO THINGS. DOES the computer display BAD SECTORS as USED SPACE? YES OR NO. And... IS THERE any way to get Windows XP to tell me how much space is in BAD SECTORS, not just the space on the disk.
Now I feel I should write you back about the 3 things. The entire reason I'm here on the forum is because every time I googled what I WANTED to know, I got a page where some idiot who probably didn't know the powers of 2 up to 256 was asking the question YOU just answered. There are thousands of these pages already. THOUSANDS. And they all came up when I asked Google the question I asked on this forum, in every way I could think of asking it. And you just answered that question all those other people asked but I didn't. I know the first 50 digits of pi, all the chemical elements that have been discovered/created, and yes, I have the powers of 2 memorized up to 2^32=4294967296. I am well aware of the scam the hard drive manufacturers all run, selling a 111 gig drive and lying about it and saying it is 120 for instance. That's not what I'm talking about AT ALL. Regarding the other things you said, FINE, then I could get another hard drive, but why make it a bunch of little bitty ones? Wait 5 years and get a 10 terabyte drive. Or 10 years and get a 50 terabyte drive. And what will everyone think of you and your THREE 320 gigabyte drives then, hmmm? About the same as you would think of someone for 15 years ago having said that a 2 gigabyte drive is just too darn big, and that you should just FILL up your computer with 500, nay ONE hundred megabyte drives. You would call that person a very silly person, wouldn't you? And Seagate? I beg to differ. Samsung rules, Seagate drools! I should have realized that a year ago. It's like comparing a chevy to a honda, that's exactly what it is. You know which one is going to be running 10 years from now. The only reason America has 3 times the gross domestic product of Japan is because their stuff breaks 3 times faster and has to be replaced 3 times as often.
Edited by thesand4, 08 December 2009 - 11:46 PM.