New 500GB HD disc shows only 465GB free space

October 27, 2010 at 02:03:10
Specs: Windows XP, intel motherboard/transend 4 gb ddr3 ram
i bought 500gb trancend hard disc shows 465gb free space when checked in the system if i formate also its showing only 465gb free space what about remaining 35gb space
How to recover remaining 35gb space

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October 27, 2010 at 02:30:43
You never had it to begin with (i.e. - it went up in "advertising smoke") :,281...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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October 27, 2010 at 04:00:45
Yes, it the difference between binary and decimal counting.

In Binary 1 kB is 1024 bytes.

In Decimal 1 kB is 1000 bytes.

Manufactures use the decimal counting system as it makes the disk look bigger than it actually is but the computer uses digital counting because it is a digital computer.

So for every kB you will lose 24 bytes and there are a lot of kBs in 500 GB. 500,000 if my maths is correct. Multiply that by 24 and you get 12,000,000 which is 12 Gbs.

Add to that the over heads for formatting and there is where your space has gone, You will always lose something when formatting as there are overheads that do not show up in space available.


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October 27, 2010 at 04:10:47
simple math
500 x 0.93=465

only 93% is used.

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October 27, 2010 at 07:12:56
ecashbot wrote ... the rest of the space not shown is used for hard disk working space and information

Huh? If this is not just your opinion, please post a link to prove it.


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