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Installed My Runcore 32 and Only have 28.94 Gigs ?? - 01-28-2009, 04:03 PM
is there anyway to reclaim the other 2 gigs ?
i guess it disappears in the system but with only 32 gigs every gig is precious ..
any ideas if this can be reclaimed ??
my digital discount is amazing, this is like getting a new pc ..
added a 2 gig ram stick ...
highly recommend doing this upgrade...
windows 7 is flying and is definitely the future (along with linux)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: Installed My Runcore 32 and Only have 28.94 Gigs ?? - 01-28-2009, 04:17 PM
That is normal. Look here for the results on the 64 Gig:
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Re: Installed My Runcore 32 and Only have 28.94 Gigs ?? - 01-28-2009, 04:57 PM
thanks a lot
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Re: Installed My Runcore 32 and Only have 28.94 Gigs ?? - 01-29-2009, 06:06 AM
I can't believe this question is still asked so regularly. Well as long as we have newbies to the computer world it'll be asked again so best thing to do is enlighten.
It's all about decimal vs. binary measurements.
People talk about numbers in terms of powers of ten, so when you say kilowhatever you mean 1,000 whatevers (10^3 = 1,000) Whereas computers deal in powers of 2, so when your OS says kilobyte it means 1024 bytes (2^10 = 1024) There's much more to it than that but I'll spare you the history lesson.
Where you are "losing" (you are not actually losing anything) it is in the conversion between the two. Drive makers ALL, use powers of 10 while your computer uses powers of 2. This is how it has been since... Umm, dinosaurs.
A little more simply:
Drive makers have decreed that 1gb = 1,000,000,000 bytes (Decimal take on giga-)
Every filing system ever says 1gb = 1,073,741,824 bytes (Binary take on giga-)
This is not new, this is not a runcore issue. Drives have been this way for a very, very long time. Do not give the manufacturer a bad rating for what is standard industry practice. To do so just makes you look ignorant. I've been answering this since T-Rexes first stomped around.
In case that's tl;dr: 32,000,000,000 / 1,073,741,824 = 28.9... = Do Not Panic
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