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where's the whole drive?

Hello, I recently upgraded my hard drive with a larger hard drive. I notived that even though the drive is supposed to be 320 gb, I only see 295gb. I'm running xp sp3.Looking back on all the other drives I worked with , they always show less than advertised size. What am I missing?

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If you don't find the answer here in STORAGE...go to the

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WEB or the drive mfg's website. The difference in space is covered in the FAQs.


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Let's try 7 % from GB to Billion Bytes.

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295 time 1.07 = 316. Getting too close to call. I think you have a 320 BILLION BYTE hard disk.

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Don't forget overhead . . .

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formatting, and boot sector, as in NOT AVAILABLE. Wow! Completes the loss.

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What loss?

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I think it's still there.

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