New base unit, Pack Bell, pre-loaded XP home, blurb says I've got 1 X 80 gig HD, Quick look at "my computer" shows 1 X 74 Gig. On boot up, intro screen advises me to make back up using CDs. On completion of back up I now have 1 x 72 Gig and 1x 2 gig (called Restdone).
Folks I'm not so sure. Prior to making the back up on CD. The "RESTDONE" (D:) drive, didn't appear to exist. Once the back up was made it appeared. But out of 2 Gigs it has only 60 kbs used on it. Also should I be miffed that I've only got 74 Gigs when 80 was advertised or is there some techie jargon thing i'm missing. Please keep the knowledge coming, Ta
74 gbs vs 80gbs - "NOTE: A so-called ?80 GB? drive, or one with about 80 billion bytes, is really 74.5 (binary) GB (1 GB = 2 to the 30th power). Similarly, a so-called ?20 GB? drive is less than 19 (binary) GB. Binary-based computer terms such as KB, MB, and GB, are based on a number system where the ?thousand? is really 1,024 (2 to the 10th power). But if you were a hard drive salesman and, by a trick of language, were able to take a 74.5 GB drive and call it an 80 GB drive... which do you think would appeal to your customer more, eh? " Got this here click here towards the end