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Date:      Fri, 02 Feb 2007 15:41:22 -0900
From:      "Peter A. Giessel" <pgiessel@mac.com>
To:        Peter <pmatulis@sympatico.ca>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 305 GB hard drive reduced to 266 GB (why?)
Message-ID:  <45C3DA32.9010407@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <200702021918.49420.pmatulis@sympatico.ca>
References:  <200702021839.29502.pmatulis@sympatico.ca> <45C3CD43.3080200@mac.com> <200702021918.49420.pmatulis@sympatico.ca>

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On 2007/02/02 15:18, Peter seems to have typed:
> So now my question becomes "Where does FreeBSD get 289 from 305?".

Well, for one thing, you never have 305GB.  1024MB = 1GB.

You only had 298GB UNFORMATTED.  Formatted, you had 289GB.  With
8% reserve, you're down to 266GB.

Remember the 2MB floppies? 2,000,000 bytes = 1.907MB UNFORMATTED.
1.44 MB formatted.  Same principle applies to all disks.  Formatting
takes space, but makes the disk usable.



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