floppy disk size

  jensen1 00:23 08 Feb 2004

I downloaded the latest bios (1.43MB)for my m/b but when I tried to save to disk I was informed that the file is to large try a higher capacity disk. I am using 3.5 DS HD 2.0Mb disks which I thought were 1.44MB but under properties it shows they have a capacity of 1.38MB have I bought the wrong ones?

  critic-al 00:25 08 Feb 2004

do a full format not a quick one

  Audeal 01:41 08 Feb 2004

If I am not wrong, then the Floppy disk needs space for the format info or system info which takes up a small amount of disk space. If I am wrong then maybe someone will say so.

  SirGalahad2004 01:50 08 Feb 2004

i'm not sure but i agree with Audel, its the same as when you burn a dvd to a blan dvd disc . the blank disc is 4.7 gb but your dvd file cant be no more than 4.46gb or it will not burn.. if i'm wrong i'm sure somone with more knowledge on this will let you know

  Megatyte 02:15 08 Feb 2004

1.38 is correct. The rest is taken up by the file system.


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