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Old 04-23-06, 09:19 PM
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hard drive not showing entire size available

I just bought a Western Digital 160Gb external hard drive, and it shows as 149Gb total capacity. If I go to the properties for the drive, it shows capacity is 149Gb, but also 160,000,147,456 bytes. Is this due to a Mb being 1024, but usually rounded to 1?
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Yes, it's due to 1K being 1024 bytes, not 1000. Some space is also taken up by formatting.

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