I brought 40 GB HDD. When i load OS and then i tried to see the size using my computer. But it shows some thing less than 40 GB. When i contacted company about this. They said it calculates on 1000 intead 1024 base. Can any one explain this? Please help me to get clarify this as it sounds technical question?
..Your operating system takes up some space (quite a bit probably) on it. I believe the disk is also used to store information about what is on the disk - like an index if you like, which will use up more space. Some manufactureres I think might use 1000 to round for convenience but should make this clear really to be fair.
computers work in base 16 decimal is base 10. decimal goes 1, 10,100, 1000
base 16 goes 1, 16, 64, 1024 It harkes back to the very origins of computer technology. the old 8 chips dealt with 8 zeros and 1s eg 10010101 at once and now the new 64 bit chips deal with 64bits. 1024 bits make a byte and so on up to 1024 meg are 1 gigabyte. This may be slightly incorrect but I am having to remember my old 'A' level computrer studies.