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nwhd5 available gb?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Maidenpriest, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Maidenpriest

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    Hello All,

    Recieved my new nwhd5 today and before i started to transfer tracks over i noticed that when in sonic stage it said it had 18.6gb available, but its advertised as 20gb is this correct or have i got a faulty player???
    Advice appreciated
    Thanks
    Phil Simpson
     
  2. shadowritten

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    No player ever has on it what it says on the box - manufacturers always quote the UNFORMATTED figure (i.e. minus operating software, etc). Yours is perfectly normally! :hiya:
     
  3. Maidenpriest

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    OK thank Shadowritten!
     
  4. KMH

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    Wrong! This correct reason is because HD makes use 1000 bytes to the KB where as PCs use 1024 Bytes (the correct figure for base 2).

    (1000*1000*1000)/(1024*1024*1024) * 20 = 18.6GB

    All drive manufactures use this incorrect calculation because it sounds bigger, even though it is wrong. There must a FAQ on the web somewhere about this.
     
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    Okay.

    Either way, it's still normal.
     
  6. KeanosMagicHat

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    Hmmmm out of interest is your forum name just coincidence like initials or something or is it short for the same phrase as mine?
     
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    Random.
     

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