My laptop is 500gb and 2gb ram tells me i have 417gb free of 447

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My laptop is telling me I have417gb freeof 447, how do I read that. My laptop is 500gb.
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  1. http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/157623-real-advertised-hard-drive-sizes-why-you-dont-get-all-space-you-pay.html

    In short, the manufacturers count Gigabytes as 1,000,000,000 bytes but in reality a Gigabyte is 1,048,576 Bytes. So that drive being advertised as 500GB correct being 447GB. It's stupid I know but blame the manufacturers.
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    azathoth said:
    http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/157623-real-advertised-hard-drive-sizes-why-you-dont-get-all-space-you-pay.html

    In short, the manufacturers count Gigabytes as 1,000,000,000 bytes but in reality a Gigabyte is 1,048,576 Bytes. So that drive being advertised as 500GB correct being 447GB. It's stupid I know but blame the manufacturers.

    Thankyou :bounce:
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    Azathoth is right. Formatted disks are always smaller then the actual advertised size. You have used 30GB of your disk.

    thankyou :bounce:
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