i have just installed a new 120gig hd,but i only have 111gig available to use,is this right?.seems a lot of space to lose when there is nothing on the drive.any sugestions please.
hm.. is this ntfs? usually converting to ntfs uses quite alot of space. wellfor me anyway. but not that much, say about 5 gig.
Yes, you're OK. It's all in two different ways to describe the size.The "computer" way, where 1Kb = 1024 bytes, ORThe ISO way where 1Kb = 1000 bytes.Whichever way it's described, you get120,000,000,000 bytes (approx).
1024 megabytes is 1 gig. and that times 120 is about 121 or something. doesnt make sense somehow, but i think your right in a way. I'm puzzled tbh.
No, 1024Mb is NOT 1Gb.1024bytes is 1Kb.So the sum is 111Gb = 1024x1024x1024x111 = nearly 120,000,000,000bytesWhich when expressed with ISO terminology is 120Gb.
i said 1024 MEGABYTES and it IS 1 GIGABYTE. I am certain.
look 8 bits is a byte. 1024bytes is a kilobyte. 1024 kilobytes is a megabyte and 1024 megabytes is a gigabyte. and 6 gig is a tb but not needed to know.
if you have formatted the drive then i would say it is correct.my 80 gig H/D is only actually 74.3 gig after being partitioned into three and formatted.i have lost 5.7 gig on 80, sorough maths, 5.7 * 1.5 (cos your drive is 1½ times the size of mine)= 8.55 gig lost so120 - 8.55 = 111.45 gig which is about what you have.hope this helps
Yes you are about right.My 40 gig comes out at 37.5. Loosing 2.5 gig.My 80 gig comes out at 75.0. loosing 5.0 gig.
You do not lose anything of any significance by formatting - it's all in the numbering system.Cretin07 - yes - my apologies, 1024Mb is 1Gb. But to find the total number of bytes in 111Gb ("computer" numbering system) You still need to do the sum I gave 111x1024x1024x1024 = 120,000,000,000 bytes (approx) = 120Gb (ISO numbering system)It all originally stems from binary numbers.
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