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#1 sempai

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:15 PM

Hello,

i have a new laptop w/ 100G HDD specs.... but when i check system properties it only reads 90G, i am wondering where is the remaining 10G??? but when i check my BIOS it reads 96820mb SATA1 (set in auto)..... is it normal to have inaccurate reading of HDD capacity? or is there something i can do to retrieve the remaining 10G?

I have my HDD partition c:/ 52.0G and d:/ 38.1G both NTFS, i am using XPHome SP2.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:20 PM

don't quote me on this but i think i have read an article here somewhere similar to your question something
aboutmissing gb being lost in the mix sort of i'm sure some one will post the link i just don't no it offhand
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:23 PM

Thats just how HDD's are

Its the 1024/1000 thing

The HDD Manufacturer bases the HDD on 1000bytes in a KB

Windows reads it as 1024b per KB so you get less space

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:27 PM

Looks like you also have a hidden recovery partition If you have an HP or Compaq this is the case. Some other brands also have the recovery partition. What brand of computer do you have? based on the sizes, it looks like acer or Fujitsu.
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:28 PM

new it was something strange like that (mental note- must pay more attention) :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:19 PM

Looks like you also have a hidden recovery partition If you have an HP or Compaq this is the case. Some other brands also have the recovery partition. What brand of computer do you have? based on the sizes, it looks like acer or Fujitsu.


its LG, i was the one who made the partition but before i made that, i already have the 10gb lost.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:20 PM

Thats just how HDD's are

Its the 1024/1000 thing

The HDD Manufacturer bases the HDD on 1000bytes in a KB

Windows reads it as 1024b per KB so you get less space



so its normal..... right?

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:09 PM

What do you mean, normal?

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:21 PM

that windows read HDD a little bit lesser than HDD manufacturer..

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:51 PM

Yes, HDD's are marketed and sold in whole round numbers. Whereas actual data is in 1024 increments.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 11:52 PM

If you r click on the drive icon in MyComputer you will see two different numbers listed. the actual capacity, undivided, and the windows number divided by 1024 : 27,253,202,624 bytes=25.6 GB
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:02 AM

I see, that makes thing clear for me... thanks a lot.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:37 AM

Thanks oldf@rt for helping clear things up. I never thought of looking in the obvious place for the information. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:57 AM

No worries, Thanks ANIMAL.

Edited by oldf@rt, 15 April 2007 - 01:58 AM.

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