Resolved What the? From 1TB just ±930GB left?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by M0esmac, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. M0esmac, Sep 17, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012

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    M0esmac

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    Hi guys,

    I received some 'Platinum' external HDD which costs abou £100 on amazon and I received it with some format and it showed 1TB in Capacy and that 1TB is free. Now that I wasn't able to do things with it like transfer 30GB folder I had to reformat it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and now from 1TB I have just 900GB left (±30GB folder included).

    Is there any way to do not loose that much space? :rolleyes:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can this shed some light onto the matter? Hard Drive Size Discrepancy

    In other words, it is not a problem, just a matter of how bytes are reported. 932 GiB (GibiBytes) are 1,000,000,000,000 bytes, but nowadays (from Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard onwards) 1,000,000,000,000 bytes gets reported as 1 TB (TeraByte).
     
  3. M0esmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers buddy!
     

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