hardrive space not showing correctley

September 22, 2010 at 20:56:52
Specs: Windows 7, i core 3 /4gb Ram
hi i got a new samsung 640 gb external usb 2.0 h.d but its showing 565 gb only ?
i format it in NTFS by default it came FAT32 try my windows 7 ultimate 32 bit in destop and 64 bit in my laptop same thing its only showing 595gb

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September 22, 2010 at 21:19:09
This question gets asked fairly often. HDD manufacturers consider 1GB = 1000MB but windows considers 1GB = 1024MB. To get the approx capacity of any HDD, simply multiply the advertised capacity by 0.931.

640GB x 0.931 = 595.84GB

In other words, there's nothing wrong. Why did you format as NTFS?


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September 22, 2010 at 22:06:25
Hi Jam thanx for the reply
i change to NTFS to see whether its make any different on the h.d size

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