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Date:      Sat, 3 Feb 2007 11:11:48 +0530
From:      "Amitabh Kant" <amitabhkant@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Fwd: 305 GB hard drive reduced to 266 GB (why?)
Message-ID:  <84b68b3d0702022141g3475a249l8535e55f7014ca9d@mail.gmail.com>
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References:  <200702021839.29502.pmatulis@sympatico.ca> <200702021918.49420.pmatulis@sympatico.ca> <45C3DA32.9010407@mac.com> <200702022349.25804.pmatulis@sympatico.ca> <84b68b3d0702022141o58a7e996w79ee99e09846319f@mail.gmail.com>

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Amitabh Kant <amitabhkant@gmail.com>
Date: Feb 3, 2007 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: 305 GB hard drive reduced to 266 GB (why?)
To: Peter <pmatulis@sympatico.ca>


On 2/3/07, Peter <pmatulis@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Le Vendredi 2 F=E9vrier 2007 19:41, Peter A. Giessel a =E9crit:
> > 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 =3D 1GB.
>
> As I said, I already accounted for that.  320 000 / 1024 =3D 305 GB.
>

The correct calculation would be 320 * 1000 * 1000 * 1000 =3D 320000000000
320000000000/1024/1024/1024 =3D 298 GB raw capacity

You need to account for every conversion:
Bytes->KB->MB->GB

Amitabh



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