Missing Gb on Hard Drive

  drew1 04:47 08 Oct 2004

I recently purchases a 40Gb secand hand hard drive, when I installed it with windows xp home i find that there is approx 2.7b of hard drive unaccounted for. Any ideas n how to access this?

  Diodorus Siculus 07:39 08 Oct 2004

Do you mean that the disk is 37.3GB? If so, that is correct for 40GB when formatted.

It all has to do with two ways of counting megabytes / gigabytes.

1000 mb = 1GB


1024mb = 1gb

  ICF 07:47 08 Oct 2004

Explained here click here

  drew1 03:54 09 Oct 2004

What a weird way to count, thanks for the help guys, Drew1

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