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Registered: ‎12-02-2019

Apparently, 256GB = 233 GB!

My new Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 thumb drive says 256GB on the back but in Computer Management/Disk Management, it has one 233.25 GB partition that cannot be extended.

 

The thumb drive's Properties are as follows:

Used space: 97.0 MB
Free Space: 250,346,389,504 bytes (233 GB)

 

So a 256GB thumb drive only has 250,346,389,504 bytes which really equals 233 GB...say what???

 

 

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,310
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Apparently, 256GB = 233 GB!

A common question . . .

 

The answer