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Im looking for a western digital 640 gb hardrive manual

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When i plug it in, it doesn't make a sound to let me know that it is booting up, and also, the lights in the front of it, only lights up half of the way.

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That's normal. Storage manufacturers consider 1 GB at 1 billion bytes (1,000,000,000 bytes).

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moz-screenshot-8.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(data)

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