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Computer query

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Clint, May 12, 2012.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,173 /34
    I recently purchased a re-conditioned computer through an auction house.
    I am not happy with their service. I sent it back due to a fault but they will not acknowledge it. Apparently dept of fair trading do not have jurisdiction so I am stuck with it.
    I have however just noticed something which hopefully will get me out on a technicality.
    I was sold a Hdd 500Gb. When I go into my computer and right click on the "c" drive it says 450GB.
    Is this normal??

    Thanks guys
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    • CussCuss

      CussCuss Active Member

      +15 /1
      Yes, always the case. There is a disparity between measurements that the OS uses and what the manufacturer uses. Technically, the OS is incorrect (figure is correct, but they are not GB).

      Full explanation here, last bullet point http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilo-
    • byso

      byso Well-Known Member

      +85 /0
      A formatted drive is less than marked.

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