HELP!: Win XP says my 80gb is only 74.5gb

By john spanky
Jan 21, 2004
  1. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    No matter how hard you try, it keeps coming back..

    Like the undead...


  2. Godataloss

    Godataloss TS Rookie Posts: 482

    It's blantant misrepresentation of sale. If I buy an 80 gig drive I do so thinking I will be able to store that much information on it and its the reason I would buy an 80 gig drive before I'd buy a 74gig drive with all things being equal-price, performance,etc.
  3. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

    and that's why they are being sued. 80 gig hdds should be 80 gigs worth of operational stuff to .... people ....who dont understand the naming and computing stuff behind the scenes.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    This debate has been beaten to death. Those of us who have been around forever don't seem to see the problem. Those who are relatively new to computers and those who don't understand anything about them at all seem to have a problem with it.
    A 2x4 isn't 2" x 4", a 5.0L ford(302CID) is not 5.0L, many other products are not the dimensions they are advertised as being.
    Get over yourselves and get on with your lives.
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