Hey, Mi Fans!
Friends, It has happened to most of us. The big Day arrived and you have bought a brand new laptop. You unbox it , open file explorer and find that the available space of 512 GB is - wait what??? Why is it only approx 465 GB? Even if you buy a exteral hard drive and open it, you find less available space than what is written on the box. Angered, we start cursing the manufacturer and our dealer for false marketing thinking that they should be sued for doing this. Hey, but have you ever wondered how they continue to do this again and again without getting into legal trouble? The answer is that they are not marketing it falsely at all. Surprised? Let's find out all the answers in this thread.
Why does your bought hard drive shows less space than advertised?
This is everything about calculation. Let me explain.
Let's take an example of a 500 GB hard disk.
Partitioned Hard Drive:
So, friends, I hope with above mentioned information, if you have read carefully then you need never again be taken off guard when you see different hard drive sizes on your computer and its packaging. Your operating system is technically correct when reporting capacity.
How many of the things above apply to the machine you’re using right now? Let me know in the comments if you have any “wrong drive capacity” stories! I'll see you tomorrow with one more interesting Tech Topic! Till then, take care!
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