114 gb barrier

  milf 11:38 09 Nov 2004

Is there a 114 gb barrier? I have installed a secondary 120 gb drive in a Pentium III 450 Windows 2000 Professional with an upgraded BIOS (so I could get past the 32 gb barrier), but it only recognizes 114 of 120 gb. Sometimes it doesn't recognize the secondary drive at all. How can I get it to always recognize the drive and then recognize all 120 gb?

  cherria 11:54 09 Nov 2004

you're probably suffering from the binary to decimal conversion issue that has been much discussed.

1kb = 1024 bytes
1Mb= 1024 x 1024 bytes
1Gb= 1024x1024x1024 bytes

so 114Gb = 114x1024x1024x1024 = 122406567936 bytes

so yuo could write that as 122Gb on the advertising and the disk drive but when systems display it in XP, they will probably say 114Gb

Confused? You should be!

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