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By jason9177 ·
is there a standard size for hard disk,say 10, 20, 30 GB etc?

i have checked some of my users having 9.6GB or 7.8GB of total hard disk space. if there's 2 partition in the h/d for 10GB, what could have happened to the rest of the capacity?

thanks.

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by jlouis45 In reply to Hard Disk Size

well they are std sizes for HD like 10, 20GB, 30GB and 40 GB. The change happens after you install the OS. There are some data that are require to be used by the BIOS, OS which cannot be moved and wont be deleted too. The difference of 0.6 GB in case of 10 GB harddisk is taken by it.

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by jason9177 In reply to Hard Disk Size

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by TheChas In reply to Hard Disk Size

You can check for lost capacity using fdisk.
Just view the partition information.

Part of the problem is in the definition of a GB.
The drive mfgs got into a spec war years ago, and now rate the capacity in decimal form.
1KB = 1000 bytes

Windows uses the binary number system to define size.
1 KB = 1024 bytes

So, as drives get larger, the difference between drive sizes can get pretty large.

Also, there are slight capacity diferences between manufactures, and design cycles.

I bought an 18GB drive a few weeks ago. It turned out to be a 20GB as they had changed the platter size used.

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by MRGEORGE In reply to Hard Disk Size

The size of the drive will be less than the advertised due to the formatting and partitioning of the drive.

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