Intel X25-E format size?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbadalucco, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking of a 64gb Intel X25-E. I don't have a lot of software and store files on my server. That said I'm curious what size the drive will be after formatting? I currently have a 320gb drive that formatted to 298...if I lose 20gb after formatting that would be a 44gb drive and too small.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    The loss in the 320 GB drive is not due to formatting. It's due to the different definitions of a "kilo" or "mega" byte:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Hard_Drive_Size_Discrepancy

    So the reduction is generally the same % on all drives. emt's estimate is probably pretty close.
     

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