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5.0 out of 5 stars Well, the other person seems stupid, 28 Feb. 2013
This review is from: 120GB Internal Slim Hard Disk Drive For XBOX 360 Slim Consoles (Electronics)
Due to the way all disks are measured and formatted, they'll always have less memory than they say. Therefore there is nothing wrong with this product.
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Initial post: 25 May 2013 16:19:00 BDT
tyler says:
That may be true . but not by 15gb or so . explain that??

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2013 20:27:10 BDT
M. White says:
7gb on 360 formatted HDDs is always hidden for formatting, and 120s naturally sit at 114. So assuming the HDD sat at around 107gb, then it's absolutely fine.

Posted on 14 Feb 2015 21:43:43 GMT
Martin says:
"Due to the way all disks are measured and formatted, they'll always have less memory than they say"
I suspect it is actually due to the fact that the discrepancy favours the party with the greater power, and they are allowed to get away with it. There is no technical reason why the industry could not standardise on a practice of describing the amount of usable space available to the customer. Current practice is akin to selling by volume products which settle after packing.

Posted on 2 Mar 2015 14:20:16 GMT
joefisgwy says:
Disks are conventionally measured in metric K i.e. multiples of 1000 bytes. Filesystems on a computer are usually measured in multiples of 1024 though, and the same size expressed as a multiple of 1024 will always seem smaller. I agree that this is a certain amount of smoke and mirrors by the manufacturers, to make the disks seem bigger than they will actually be, but it is what it is.
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