sata 160gb problem

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hi all,

i bought a new drive sata 160gb (seagate). but i found there is only
about 150gb after installed win xp. i put all the Motherboard driver
and download the latest service pack 2 and the seagate drive
utility(which modified the registry value--enable48bit lba) but still
the same.

any idea?

paul
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    Like this?

    Advertised --- Actual Capacity
    10GB --- 9.31 GB
    20GB --- 18.63 GB
    30GB --- 27.94 GB
    40GB --- 37.25 GB
    60GB --- 55.88 GB
    80GB --- 74.51 GB
    100GB --- 93.13 GB
    120GB --- 111.76 GB
    160GB --- 149.01 GB
    180GB --- 167.64 GB
    200GB --- 186.26 GB
    250GB --- 232.83 GB

    It's because we use wo different counting systems, decimal and binary
    149GB ~ 149*1024*1024*1024 ~ 160GB (decimal as in 160*1000*1000*1000)
    )
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    "paul" <ball@mwlam.org> kirjoitti viestissa
    news:1116199779.298976.206760@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > hi all,
    >
    > i bought a new drive sata 160gb (seagate). but i found there is only
    > about 150gb after installed win xp. i put all the Motherboard driver
    > and download the latest service pack 2 and the seagate drive
    > utility(which modified the registry value--enable48bit lba) but still
    > the same.
    >
    > any idea?
    >
    > paul
    >
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    Urk, this font is awful.

    paul <ball@mwlam.org> wrote in message
    news:1116199779.298976.206760@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...

    > i bought a new drive sata 160gb (seagate).
    > but i found there is only about 150gb
    > after installed win xp.


    Thats normal, the drive sized is stated
    by seagate in decimal GBs and XP reports
    the size in binary GBs.

    > i put all the Motherboard driver
    > and download the latest service pack 2
    > and the seagate drive utility(which
    > modified the registry value--enable48bit lba)
    > but stillthe same.

    > any idea?

    See above.
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    Thomas Wendell 寫�:
    > Like this?
    >
    > Advertised --- Actual Capacity
    > 10GB --- 9.31 GB
    > 20GB --- 18.63 GB
    > 30GB --- 27.94 GB
    > 40GB --- 37.25 GB
    > 60GB --- 55.88 GB
    > 80GB --- 74.51 GB
    > 100GB --- 93.13 GB
    > 120GB --- 111.76 GB
    > 160GB --- 149.01 GB
    > 180GB --- 167.64 GB
    > 200GB --- 186.26 GB
    > 250GB --- 232.83 GB
    >
    > It's because we use wo different counting systems, decimal and binary
    > 149GB ~ 149*1024*1024*1024 ~ 160GB (decimal as in 160*1000*1000*1000)
    > )
    > --
    > Tumppi
    > Reply to group
    > =================================================
    > Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
    > Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    > (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    > =================================================
    >
    >
    >
    > "paul" <ball@mwlam.org> kirjoitti viestissa
    > news:1116199779.298976.206760@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > > hi all,
    > >
    > > i bought a new drive sata 160gb (seagate). but i found there is
    only
    > > about 150gb after installed win xp. i put all the Motherboard
    driver
    > > and download the latest service pack 2 and the seagate drive
    > > utility(which modified the registry value--enable48bit lba) but
    still
    > > the same.
    > >
    > > any idea?
    > >
    > > paul
    > >

    I got it , thanks very much

    paul
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