USB Flash Drive Size issue

October 19, 2011 at 15:03:49
Specs: Windows 7
Why Kingston GB pen drive always shown 3.7GB in properties? Where is the other .3 GB goes ? Kindly let me know.

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October 19, 2011 at 15:14:08
Thin air.

You can in theory use it but several reasons it leavesthe consumer kind of confused.

It just is that way. Nothing wrong.

You have a bit and a byte count issue and a partial loss for format.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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October 19, 2011 at 15:29:40
The other .3 GB never existed. The issue is in the different definitions of 1 GB.
Drive manufacturers almost invariably define 1 GB as 1,000,000,000 bytes.
Windows defines 1 GB as 2 ^ 30 or 1,073,741,824 bytes.
4,000,000,000 / 1,073,741,824 = approx 3.725 GB as defined by Windows.
There is also some overhead in the formating.

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