Lost Hard Disk Space

  sibaw 09:51 23 Apr 2006
Locked

I have an 80gb hard disk, it has 3 partitions:
recovery = 6.99gb
C: = 27.95
D: = 39.60

Total 74.54

Does anyone know where the other 5.46gb went??

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:02 23 Apr 2006

Don't worry this is the difference in the way tht manufacturers and windows count disk space.

Manufacturer 1G = 1000
Windows 1G = 1024

divide 1024 into 80000 aand get 78.125G knock abit off for formating and master boot record and 74G is correct.

  sibaw 10:21 23 Apr 2006

Many thanks
B

  bremner 11:15 23 Apr 2006

Just to clarify

80,000,000,000(bytes) / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 = 74.5GB

Formatting and /or MBR does not in fact effect the reported capacity

  DieSse 13:24 23 Apr 2006

Bremner is absolutely correct - and as a point on interest, if you open My Computer, right click on the drive - and select Properties - you will see the size listed in both ways.

Also notice that you will probably have a tad more than 80GB.

Also note that GigaBytes are GB - b means bits - which is a different thing altogether (8b = 1B). Not a problem in this post (we all know what you meant) - but it can become one if used incorrectly in other circumstances.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?