05-28-2015 08:54 AM - edited 05-28-2015 09:06 AM
I have bought SanDisk Ultra II Solid State Drives 240Gb some hours ago. I have cloned my HDD to SSD successfully, but i saw something what disapoint me.
1st At begining EZ Gig IV identified my SSD as USB 228.937 Mb !
2nd At finishing Dashboard identifie my SSD as 223.57 Gb.
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05-28-2015 09:48 AM
that is the capacity after formatting. Storage manufacturers define 1GB as 1 billion bytes. Operating systems however define a GB as 2 to the 30th power. It has always been this was since computers were invented. Even your HDD will show a smaller formatted capacity than the actual drive raw storage capacity. see the knowledgebase article below.
Capacity of the device (as reported by many operating systems) does not match its label
Why is the capacity of my device (as reported by many operating systems) different than the capacity that is listed on its label?
Definitions of a Megabyte:
Note: Some capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus not available for data storage.
05-28-2015 10:31 AM - edited 05-28-2015 10:47 AM
Ok. I understood that 1 GB of manufacture may differ against to 1 GB of OS about 7.37%
It's just about the same as my "lost" 16.5 Gb for 240 GB.
Thank you very much.
ps Very glad use my new device. And i say big respect to Sandisk for solution (EZ Gig4 in SD Dashboard) of cloning HDD, made for users. It takes only 22 minutes in my case.