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i want to create the 503MB fat 16 partition.bt when i type 503 mb space during fdisk it automatically show me 510 mb space.plz

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March 4, 2014 6:33:22 AM

i want to create the 503MB fat 16 partition.bt when i type 503 mb space during fdisk it automatically show me 510 mb space.plz

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March 4, 2014 7:09:19 AM

That's because 503 is not a power of 2, whereas 512 is. Partitions are sized in powers of 2. Fdisk chose the closest power of 2 size to your request.
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March 4, 2014 7:11:18 AM

Its pretty simple when you format a drive, it needs what`s called a file allocation table.
So much space of the partition or format is taken from the overall size or capacity of the drive.

For example a new raw drive may state 2Tb in side but after formatting to use with windows only 1.8 Tb is usable for data storage. So it should calculate the maximum size of the data partition after formatting.
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