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Old October 26, 2007, 09:54 PM
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It sure is...maybe some one will come with an answer heh..
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Old October 27, 2007, 12:18 PM
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It seems that I'm going on Western Digital...btw in general if the hard drive size is like 500gb it will read 500 or 490?..Because My Windows Xp (64 bits) only recognizes 297Gb out of my 320gb Seagate..i think that's normal..or not?
Its a math thing and yes its normal to see 296 out of 320 and if you hdd is only seeing 137gb then the drive is possibly faulty because windows will stop at 127gb if you don't have SP1 isntalled.
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Old October 27, 2007, 12:25 PM
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The size thing is a long-standing issue between how manufacturers label their drives vrs how windows reads them.

HD manufacturers use the "giga" (or mega for older drives) label as being 1000, while windows recognises a gig as 1024 hence the discrepancy between rated and what's read by the OS. (There's also a little bit of overhead for unusable OS space, but it's hardly noticable with the huge drives we've got nowadays).
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Old October 27, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Thought so...the service pack thing was obvious
Well anyway, with further ados I am going to order the western digital..don't think I'm going to see a better offer than 99cad?..or am I ?
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