I just bought a dell inspiron e1705 with a 100GB 7200rpm sata harddrive (ST910021AS) pre-installed. When I check the hard drive capacity, it's about 91.75GB. Now don't jump up too soon I know that the 100GB is supposed to be 100000000000B physically, which is 10^11B/1024/1024/1024=93.13GB in windows. Still, it's about 1.4GB short. And yes, I used PartitionMagic 8, and counted all the partitions on the disk (Dell Utility, C, Dell Restore, etc.). So what's the catch? Is it common for hard drives to have slightly higher or lower capacities, or is there any other hidden part on the drive? Thanks!
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7/25/06 at 11:43pm