80 gig HD

By cuegt
Apr 1, 2006
  1. I just replaced an HD of 60GB with an HD of 80 GB in my laptop, and installed the os system of winxp pro on it. However when i checked the size of it in the my computer section it only read Capacity74.53 GB, Free space 72.74GB. This is my 1st time swapping out a HD and i was wondering is this normal, is there something i must due to get the other 6.47 GB to show up?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

    It`s due to the way the size of the hard drive is worked out.

    The manufacturers of the drive size it like this. 1000Mb=1GB when in reality there are 1024MB=1GB. Hence the size discrepancy.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. cuegt

    cuegt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18


    Oh, ok, just checking. Thanks for your help on it.
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