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hard drive questions

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DEFELDUS, Jul 14, 2003.



    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    hey guys, i just got a new 80 gb hard drive and after i installed it (windows 98se :meh: ) it only shows up as a 73 gb hard drive, i know thats being a little picky and all, but what causes that and is there anyway i can get those other 7 gbs back? also how do i make a back up of my harddrive in case it were to mess up or something?
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    All drives are less once they are formatted.

    A drive might be advertised as 80 gigs, but it is only 80 gigs in an unformatted state, once you format it, it loses some memory, you can't run unformatted drives.

    that's the breaks, all HDs are like this.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    is it normal for them to lose 7 gigs?
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    It varies on the size.

    My 30 gig HD(old computer don't laugh) is actually only about 25.6 gigs once formatted.

    the iPod 10 gig, actually stores only about 8.4 or something like that.

    120 gigs lose around 10-11 gigs I think.

    so yeah, it is normal for an 80 gig to lose around 7 gigs of space.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    They did not screw you.


    80,000,000,000 : 1,073,741,824 = 74.5 GB
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    yeah prolly...mine is 60GB but it lost 5 so now its down to 55...yours is 80 and it lost 7...seems sensible


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    k thanks guys, i was worried something may be wrong with mine.

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