Missing 16gigs harddrive of space!

By jaybizy1800
Nov 20, 2007
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  1. I just bought a Toshiba 215a s7437 which should've came with 200gigs of hd space. When i booted up my laptop it says i have 184gigs. I downloaded Everest to confirm my HD space and sure enough it said that I only have 184gigs. Can anyone tell me what the problem is, and how can i fix it???

    Thanks!
    jaybizy1800
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,476   +292

    200 Billion Bytes is what your hard drive says, take a look at the box, look for the fine print.

    Now lets do some calculations here:
    200,000,000,000 bytes / 1024 = 195,312,500KB
    195,312,500KB / 1024 = 190,734.86MB
    190,734.863MB /1024 = 186.26GB

    Your didn't get hosed out of 16 gigs. You lost maybe 2 gigs due to formatting/cluster size.
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Thanks SNGX1275 I do appreciate the extra effort. :)
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