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How come 1tb is equal to 931gb on my new ext. hard drive???

How is it that when I plug in a new iomega desktop hard drive which is 1tb, my computer only records 931 gb of free space.

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This is due to marketing language. For these people, a KB is 1,000 bytes, not 1,024. Similarly with a MB which is 1,000,000 not 1,048,576.

So when they tell you that your drive is 1TB they mean 1,000 of 'their' gigabytes, which your computer sees as 931 'real' gigabytes.

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You can either format additional partitions(using a PC) into similar sized FAT32 drives and make the space usable by creating 4-5 drive letter or you can format all of the remaining space as NTFS using windows if you don't need the space for the PS3.

Unfortunately FAT32 simply won't support a single drive letter that large.

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