Solved How to restore HDD to factory advertised size?

Maxtor Diamondmax 40gb hard drive
July 22, 2013 at 00:06:39
Specs: windows 7, 4gb
Hey again. Have a HITACHI DESKSTAR HDP725016GLA380 HDD (160gb) but when installing OS it says it's only 149gb on primary and 100mb on partition. Is that all I have or can I use one of the capacity restore tools on the Hirens boot CD and which one do you recommend? In general I don't understand why advertised size and actual size is so different by so much as I have another 120gb but it shows to be 111gb and a 500gb shows 465gb. That's like buying a 2 lit. of pepsi and only getting 1.5 lit.right. Thanks and still learin.

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#1
July 22, 2013 at 00:23:35
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#2
July 22, 2013 at 00:31:04
A kilobyte is 1024 bytes, a megabyte is 1024 kilobytes and a gigabyte is 1024 megabytes. It's a power of 2 thing due to the binary nature of computers. Check my # 2 here for the math:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

If you right click on the drive from 'my computer' and choose 'properteis' it should show the total bytes and then the gigabytes. You'll notice those figures don't match up. For example I have a drive with 20,229,521,408 bytes of free space but converted to binary gigabytes it shows as 18.8 GB.


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#3
July 22, 2013 at 02:15:28
Hey man, checked out the site and didn't know they calculated it that way. They need to get on the same page. Thanks!!

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#4
July 22, 2013 at 02:18:16
Thanks also as two heads are better than one.

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#5
July 22, 2013 at 05:10:27
The ad people are the ones that need to get with the program.

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