My laptop is saying is saying total size of hard disk is 283GB It should be 320G

I have just bought a laptop with 320GB hard drive. After checking spec on system info it says total is 283GB. Can you tell me why it is saying less than originally should be.
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  1. How many partitions are on the drive? There may be a hidden partition on it. In fact most laptops come installed with a hidden system recovery partition.
  2. Plus hard drive manufacturers long ago switched to using decimal megabytes so they could pretend their drives were larger. So a 283 gigabyte drive is actually about 303 gigabyte according to the hard drive manufacturer.

    Add a few gigabytes for recovery partitions and you're covered.
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