Mysterious Missing MB (External HD)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by TheStoneCrusher, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Gentlemen:

    I have a BusLink 250GB usb2.0 HD.

    When I look at it with the XP Defragmenter it shows up
    FAT32 192GB 9.89 (unused)

    When I look at it with XP Explorer -> Properties it show up
    182GB 9.88 (unused)

    When I look at it with Partition Magic 8.0 it show up
    TYPE SIZE MB USED MB UNUSED MB STATUS PRI/LOG
    FAT32 196.60 . . . 186.47 . . . 10.12 . . . None
    Primary
    Unallocated 41.87 . . . 0.0 0.0
    None Primary

    Where is my 250GB???

    TIA

    Luke
     
    TheStoneCrusher, Nov 24, 2007
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  2. TheStoneCrusher

    Mike Easter Guest

    Trimmed and rearranged for convenience

    TheStoneCrusher wrote:
    > Where is my 250GB???


    How much is a gb? Some say giga = 1000^3 and others wrongly say giga =
    1024^3 which is actually a gibibyte or GiB not GB

    2.5 x 10^2 x 1.024^3 x 10^6 = 2.68 x 10^8

    That is, there is a 7.3% discrepancy at the gig level or over 18 megs.
    So, if your gibi/giga inaccuracy decided to flimflam you, you only have
    to find 232 gibi.

    > When I look at it with Partition Magic 8.0 it show up
    > TYPE SIZE MB USED MB UNUSED MB


    I wonder if PM means GB or GiB when it sez MB

    > FAT32 196.60 . . . 186.47 . . . 10.12 . . .


    > Unallocated 41.87 . . . 0.0 0.0


    These are saying mb when we were talking about gb or gib, so I'm
    confused, but whatever they are, I can find over 232.

    The fat32 + unalloc = 238.

    --
    Mike Easter
     
    Mike Easter, Nov 24, 2007
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  3. TheStoneCrusher

    richard Guest

    On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:10:54 -0500, TheStoneCrusher wrote:

    > Gentlemen:
    >
    > I have a BusLink 250GB usb2.0 HD.
    >
    > When I look at it with the XP Defragmenter it shows up
    > FAT32 192GB 9.89 (unused)
    >
    > When I look at it with XP Explorer -> Properties it show up
    > 182GB 9.88 (unused)
    >
    > When I look at it with Partition Magic 8.0 it show up
    > TYPE SIZE MB USED MB UNUSED MB STATUS PRI/LOG
    > FAT32 196.60 . . . 186.47 . . . 10.12 . . . None
    > Primary
    > Unallocated 41.87 . . . 0.0 0.0
    > None Primary
    >
    > Where is my 250GB???
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Luke


    It's the usually ploy of advertising hype. The box says "250" but what you
    actually get is less. It's not the fault of the drive or software.
     
    richard, Nov 24, 2007
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  4. TheStoneCrusher

    Tony Guest

    Remember the jewish Bill Gates gigabyte count of 1024. This is called being
    "FROGGED" out of gigabytes.

    TheStoneCrusher wrote:

    > Gentlemen:
    >
    > I have a BusLink 250GB usb2.0 HD.
    >
    > When I look at it with the XP Defragmenter it shows up
    > FAT32 192GB 9.89 (unused)
    >
    > When I look at it with XP Explorer -> Properties it show up
    > 182GB 9.88 (unused)
    >
    > When I look at it with Partition Magic 8.0 it show up
    > TYPE SIZE MB USED MB UNUSED MB STATUS PRI/LOG
    > FAT32 196.60 . . . 186.47 . . . 10.12 . . . None
    > Primary
    > Unallocated 41.87 . . . 0.0 0.0
    > None Primary
    >
    > Where is my 250GB???
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Luke


    --
    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
    Tony, Nov 25, 2007
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  5. TheStoneCrusher

    Guest

    , Nov 26, 2007
    #5
  6. TheStoneCrusher

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 01:45:00 GMT, Luke O'Malley
    <> wrote:

    >Path:
    >be15.lga!hwmnpeer02.lga!hw-filter.lga!hwmnpeer01.lga!news.highwinds-me


    <SNIP>

    Please fix your program so it quotes properly.
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    To reply via e-mail, remove The Obvious from my e-mail address.
     
    Evan Platt, Nov 27, 2007
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