Installed second HHD drive reading 10Gb less

  terendak_uk 21:00 26 Jun 2005

Hi. Just installed a back-up internal HDD. 160Gb....Recog by disk management as 149.5Gb...where'd the remaining 10gigs go? Expect a few Mbs but not that much?

  woodchip 21:03 26 Jun 2005

Yes that's about right in todays money

  terendak_uk 21:04 26 Jun 2005

Thanks for reply. Where's the 10gigs go, may I ask?

  Pooke 21:05 26 Jun 2005

conversions, muanfacturers count in tens and pcs count in base two.

1000mb against 1024mb.

  terendak_uk 21:11 26 Jun 2005

that up and it's 5+%??? Thought that it wasn't an incremental loss; rather a set-aside allocation, irrespective of size?

  Pooke 21:15 26 Jun 2005

you might be a little bit out, my maxtor 160gb shows up as 152gb, thats 8gig or 5% as you say.

So where did your other 2.5gig go?

I dunno maybe someone else will help ya....

  Joe R 21:15 26 Jun 2005


I agree, I think it's a bit high.

I've got a 160Gb disk, set into three partitions, and still have over 154Gb disk space.

  woodchip 21:17 26 Jun 2005

It may be how it's setup

  terendak_uk 21:17 26 Jun 2005

Perhaps I have to admit that when the thing was going "pear-shaped"...always a moment or so when it doesn't go as planned.....I prayed hard and promised 10Gbs of HDD space to ANY God who would help me..........;-)?

  terendak_uk 21:20 26 Jun 2005

Thanks....what do you mean? I used disk management to initialise it as a primary.

  Pooke 21:21 26 Jun 2005

Your only missing 2.5gig roughly, which file structure is it in, how did you format and partition it?

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