Hard drive is not showing correct amount of space?


    Hard drive is not showing correct amount of space?


    Hard drive does not show the exact size what it is rated for i.e 1TB = approx 931GB


    This variation in size is caused due to the fact that Hard drive manufacturers uses the decimal system to measure the HDD capacity.

    In a decimal system "1 GB = 1,000 MB = 1,000,000 KB = 1,000,000,000 Byte"

    Where as most OS calculate in binary i.e 1024 instead of 1000 "1 GB= 1024 MB= 1024 x1 024 KB= 1,073,741,824 Bytes". Thereforeall drives seem to be around 1.074 times smaller under the operating system than there actual size.

    For example: An 1000GB = 1TB drive can store 1000,000,000,000 bytes, but the operating system divides this number by 1.074 and therefore shows the drive as having a capacity of 931.1GB only. You are still storing same number of bytes in either case.

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