Missing gigs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pivzavod, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Pivzavod macrumors member

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    #1
    I have a new 120GB hard drive on my MBP, but it shows only 111GB capacity in details. What is the possible reason? Its about 8% of the total volume, don't want to loose it.
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Hard drive manufacturers measure capacities differently from operating systems. It's always this way.
     
  3. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    Nov 27, 2007
    #3
    duh...
     
  4. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    1Mb = 1,024Kb

    they measure it as 1,000

    and as volume sizes get bigger, the accuracy of their claims are further from the truth.
    ...


    ... look at the outside of any retail HDD box, they have a disclaimer on there
     

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