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PichuSecretBase
July 21st, 2004, 04:16 AM
My computer has supposedly 80 Gig of Space, But my HD capacity is 69 Gigs. It is because to them 1000mb/Gig so they put in 80,000 Gig which evens to about 69 Gigs. Is this false advertisment?

aaaaaa
July 21st, 2004, 04:59 AM
Nope.
They specify on their product packaging, which you often never see, that for their purposes they refer to 1GB as 1000MB.
It's perfectly legal and accepted :P
Still, that should still leave you 77GB or so.
But you own a compaq, so I'd wager that there's a hidden partition containing your recovery data.

aRedMoon
July 21st, 2004, 08:40 AM
Or you motherboard doesn't support it. =/

Simon
July 21st, 2004, 09:39 AM
Factory made computers aren't all that good.

Kairi
July 21st, 2004, 02:35 PM
They can be just fine for people who arent knowledge enough to build their own or are afraid to. A lot of people will ring up their tech support whenever their computer goes down. But if you build your computer, it crashes and you need it again right away, youve only you to turn to. That can be pretty scary for a lot of people.

aRedMoon
July 21st, 2004, 03:14 PM
If you built it, you most likely know how the computer works so should be able to take a good guess at the problem. >.o

Kairi
July 21st, 2004, 03:28 PM
Perhaps, but if youre building the family computer its possible you wont be able to solve every problem and theyll have no where to turn. =\ All Im saying is built ones still have merit. @_@

aaaaaa
July 21st, 2004, 04:03 PM
Also, there's no limit around the 80GB mark.
There's a 37GB limit, and a 137GB limit.
So the motherboard supports it.
And PSB's computer is actually quite fine, apart from all the spyware he has :P
I'd wager that when you view the partitions under Disk Management, you'd see quite a considerable partition used for storing the Compaq Recovery Data, explaining the rest of the missing space.