I don't know where you got the four gig limit from. That is NOT how it works. I have a 40 gig drive in one partition in FAT32 (which I formatted using Disk Utility under Panther), which supports drives up to two *TERABYTES* in size. Under XP, you can only format a FAT32 partition up to 32GB in size, though larger sizes are available via arcane MS DOS skillz.ITASOR said:Use disk utility to reformat it for Mac OS Extended (Journaled). That usually clears up a bit.
I think I read you're using it with a PC too though, in that case you'll have to use Fat32 and not have anything bigger than 4GB.
That is a lame example. Bud dont say on their packaging that they can hook you up with twins do they? LaCie clearly call this a 400 gig HD. AND ITS NOT. Imagine if i'd gone for the 1TB one? Imagine how much space I would have lost? 26 gig is serious space. I bought this HD to back up my cd collection and the less space I have the less I can store and ultimately price per cd becomes more for this.Mavimao said:To put simply: yup.
Just one of those things you have to get used to in life: kinda like how drinking Bud Light won't hook you up with hot twins.
rossoUK said:That is a lame example. Bud dont say on their packaging that they can hook you up with twins do they? LaCie clearly call this a 400 gig HD. AND ITS NOT. Imagine if i'd gone for the 1TB one? Imagine how much space I would have lost? 26 gig is serious space. I bought this HD to back up my cd collection and the less space I have the less I can store and ultimately price per cd becomes more for this.
Wonder where I stand legally on this??
Mavimao said:You're right. Lame.
I understand your frustration, and maybe we *should* sue the bastards! They have laws against false advertising, and in this case we could say that they're trying to say that 1000 feet equals 1 mile when in reality it doesn't.
As a general rule for drives measured in GB you can assume you will only get about 93% of the advertised disk spaced because 1000^3 / 1024^3 = 0.931.rossoUK said:So basically I've been mislead by LaCie? 26 gig is a lot of space!
OK...I'll stop with the analogies...Manzana said:sorry, but that's another bad analogy. the difference is in bits and bytes which technically are different!
i'm sorry we just have to deal with this stupid marketing. how about this marketing analogy: gas is 1.5999999 - why isn't it just 1.60?
Yeah a byte is 8 bits - that is not the issue here.Manzana said:sorry, but that's another bad analogy. the difference is in bits and bytes which technically are different!
FWIW, I'd rather be good at athletics, but I was dealt the uncoordinated math/science geek hand. You gotta play what you're dealt though - sometimes this requires bluffing.wheezy said:Moshi dame dattara, Lacie ni Henpin ***** kudasai.
There...that made about as much sense as all this math mumbo jumbo! Okay...so ya'll is just smart'r than me, and I'm just jealous of your mad math skills.
No I can assure you I DID READ the box. I just didnt expect 26 gigs missing ya know wot im saying? it's not like its a couple of megs here and there!yg17 said:You have absolutley no legal recourse with this.
ANYONE who has ever bought any storage device, be it hard drive, CD-R/W, DVD+/-R/W, flash memory, floppy disk, zip disk, ect or a device with said storage device; computer, MP3 player, digital camera, cell phone, TiVo, ect, has been "misled." Misled is a bad word to use here because I bet somewhere on their website and the box, it states formatted capacity may be less. It doesn't state how much less. If you really want 400 gigabytes of storage, then you'd have to get a 450 or 500 gigabyte hard drive. Simple as that. You weren't misled, you just didn't read the damn box.
When I bought my 200 gig hard drive, I knew it was going to only be 180 or so gigs. When you found out that the formatted capacity was less, you should have either posted on here or called Lacie to find out what the actual capacity is if you're using the drive for something where you need as much space as possible.rossoUK said:I think thats a good 65 cds on lossless I wont be able to store! Im sure if you were in my situation you wouldnt be too happy either mate!