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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
10-23-2009, 01:52 PM
You have to have one active partition. Adding more is personal preference.
A hard drive is never the size it states in terms of what is usable for the user. It has to use space for overhead. It's important to note that the act of partitioning and formatting the drive will result in the available capacity being reduced even before any user data is written. This is entirely normal and is due to the overhead incurred in preparing a hard drive for use.
Drive manufacturers use their own calculations.
Join Date: Apr 2009
10-23-2009, 02:52 PM
Most software reports drive sizes in binary GB (GiB). All storage manufacturers currently advertise metric GB. So, a "320GB" hard drive only shows up as about 298GB. More info: Gigabyte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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