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lilkersh
Aug 13, 2011, 02:27 PM
So i repartitioned my hard drive today to give windows more room on the HDD. It looked fine on the mac partition reading mac= 285gb and windows=214gb. When i reboot to windows it says that i have mac=265gb and windows=199 gb. whats up with that and what is the actual amount of gb's on my hdd. could i have lost space by repartitioning?

thanks for the help:)



blevins321
Aug 13, 2011, 02:33 PM
I think thats the standard formatting lost experienced by every operating system. Does your MacHD when right clicking and saying Get Info show the same amount of space that Windows shows?

lilkersh
Aug 13, 2011, 02:36 PM
no, my mac shows 285 and 214 my windows shows 199 and 265

itickings
Aug 13, 2011, 03:43 PM
Windows uses 1 GiB = 2^30, while newer OS X go for 1 GB = 10^9.
That's why the numbers are off by a factor of 1.073741824...

balamw
Aug 13, 2011, 09:43 PM
Windows uses 1 GiB = 2^30, while newer OS X go for 1 GB = 10^9.
That's why the numbers are off by a factor of 1.073741824...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

1.073741824 = (1.024*1.024*1.024)

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