put a quick post in a thread a while back...just got around to reading it! so anyway, the reason I ask is because I format HDD a lot and HDD's of my capacity (60GB) always come out formatted capacity of 58GB or so, so i cant help but feel im missing somthing on mine :o(
my HD is a Seagate Barracuda ATA100 7200rpm Access time 8.2ms and a 2MB cach
(this isnt a normal Barracuda its a special OEM version hence the faster access time and larger cach,although the cach has been upped to 2MB on the normal versions as well now)
so anyways, was just wondering if seagate has its own fromatting utility i dont know about, had a look around doesnt seem to be anything..but i could be missing somthing, which is why im asking. after all they say if you dont ask you wont get.
To make things simple to the lay men, manufacturers use "decimal" values for large hdd sizes but the OS uses the actual binary value. i.e. 1kb is actually 1024 bites, so those 24bites accummulate for each kb and by the time you get to 60Gb that is a huge number of 24kbs Work it out, you'd be surprised.