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WD Caviar Black 1TB

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June 1, 2009 4:38:33 PM

Hey, i just built a new system and it is only recognizing my HD as being 931GB. Is this normal, or is it possible that i got a defective hard drive and am going to continue getting more and more bad sectors? I really dont want to install everything and then have to RMA it later and reinstall everything again.

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June 1, 2009 4:50:05 PM

Your drive is fine. The difference is between the way all drive manufactures calculate storage (powers of 10) and the way computers calculate storage (powers of 2).
June 1, 2009 4:51:24 PM

Ok, Thanks. I had just never had a difference as large as 69gb before, but my biggest hd before this one was 250.
June 1, 2009 5:13:57 PM

bigger the storage the more it is effected by computer calculation
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