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Disk drive storage dont show full capacity

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
July 24, 2010 4:20:13 AM


My new laptop which has 320GB HDD shows only 285 on C drive. there are no othre drives and in disk mgmt it shows 12.7GB as recovery space.

Then how its 320GB
July 29, 2010 9:22:16 AM

The way that drive manufacturers count size 1000MB is equal to 1GB. But software manufacturers and operating systems count storage as 1024MB is equal to 1GB. So when the drive is formatted it is recognised as a lower capacity than is actually advertised
a c 122 G Storage
a c 223 D Laptop
July 29, 2010 6:01:04 PM

This has been normal drive size listings for hard drives pretty much since the beginning of time. You don't have any issues. Unless this is your first computer I'm suprised you have not noticed this before.