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Why is my sandisk cruzer showing only 1.07 GB as free space while 2.65 is used.

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July 27, 2012 5:48:20 PM

why is my 4 GB sandisk cruzer blade showing only 1.07 GB as free space while 2.65 is used. But I have removed all data from it. only some pre loaded data is on it which i THINK is the security and all of the flash drive
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July 27, 2012 7:18:17 PM

If you look at the fine print on the packaging of HDDs, SSDs, flash drives, etc, you will see that it says how the number is calculated based on 1GB = 1000MB, so basically they use a base 10 system. Your computer uses a base 2 system, so it's actually 1024MB to 1GB. What you're basically seeing is the difference in calculating 1GB using base 2 and base 10 math.
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July 27, 2012 7:40:50 PM

don't understand if you are saying
you removed everything and it still says 2.65gb is used

Or are you saying
1.07+2.65 doesn't add up to 4gb. (cl-scott answered this one)
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