160Gb?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hansinderen, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. hansinderen macrumors newbie

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    ok so i just got my new macbook ! i'm very pleased with this product and i like everthing bout it thus far, but when i checked my harddisk it said capacity 148 GB, thats no 160GB, am i the only one having this or is this standard?
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    You have to take into account the space needed to install the operating system and all the other settings & miscellany. 148 GB starting out is correct.
     
  3. jaytv111 macrumors regular

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    every hard drive has this "problem", it's just how gigabytes are defined according to the manufacturer.
     
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Hard drive makers incorrectly advertise space to begin with. A gigabyte proper is 2^30 bytes. However, they use 10^9 bytes, which is literally a billion bytes.

    160*.93 ~ 149GBs.
     
  5. hansinderen thread starter macrumors newbie

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