Harddrive Problems

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by davizod, May 19, 2005.

  1. davizod macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2005
    I recently bought an internal 250gig hd from Newegg but it's actual size is only 230, that seems to be a big loss to me, anyway I can get any of it back?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It's not a problem, it's just two different scales. One uses gigabytes and the other is gigabits. I forget the exact details, sorry. It's annoying, but because of the difference in size you won't be able to "get the space back." My 80GB hard drive is actually only 74.5GB. :(

    I did a Google search and thought that these people may be able to help you more and explain it better.

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