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#21 OFFLINE   TulsaOK

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:18 AM

I hope this isn't too far off topic; Buy.Com is advertising a 1Tb Western Digital for $99.99 with free shipping.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:35 PM

I hope this isn't too far off topic; Buy.Com is advertising a 1Tb Western Digital for $99.99 with free shipping.


That's a good deal, but you only get about 935GB when you put it in and check the space. I say about 935GB because I don't have mine handy to check the properties. The other 65GB gets lost in the mail!:lol:

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:13 PM

Thiis is common for hard drives. From Wiki:

Since the early 2000s most consumer hard drive capacities are grouped in certain size classes measured in gigabytes. The exact capacity of a given drive is usually some number above or below the class designation. Although most manufacturers of hard disk drives and flash-memory disk devices define 1 gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 bytes, the computer operating systems used by most users usually calculate size in gigabytes by dividing the total capacity in bytes (whether it is disk capacity, file size, or system RAM) by 1,073,741,824. This distinction is a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer-rated capacity of 400 gigabytes may be reported by the operating system as only 372 GB large, depending on the type of report.
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#24 OFFLINE   TulsaOK

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

That's a good deal, but you only get about 935GB when you put it in and check the space. I say about 935GB because I don't have mine handy to check the properties. The other 65GB gets lost in the mail!:lol:


Referring to post #11 in this thread; aren't you the one who said I didn't lose anything when I formatted my 640Gb drive and ended up with only 595Gb? :confused: Maybe HobbyTalk can give you a lesson in binary. :lol:

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:29 AM

Referring to post #11 in this thread; aren't you the one who said I didn't lose anything when I formatted my 640Gb drive and ended up with only 595Gb? :confused: Maybe HobbyTalk can give you a lesson in binary. :lol:


I guess some people just don't know when to take a joke.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:16 PM

That's a good deal, but you only get about 935GB when you put it in and check the space. I say about 935GB because I don't have mine handy to check the properties. The other 65GB gets lost in the mail!:lol:


That's about what mine said that it had for space when I first hooked it up. I didn't know why at the time it was missing some space but I do now, errr sort of.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

That's a good deal, but you only get about 935GB when you put it in and check the space. I say about 935GB because I don't have mine handy to check the properties. The other 65GB gets lost in the mail!:lol:


My 1TB WD Essential formatted to 930.3. I guess my mailman took more than his share. :)
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