WD Caviar Black 1TB

james129

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Hey, i just built a new system and it is only recognizing my HD as being 931GB. Is this normal, or is it possible that i got a defective hard drive and am going to continue getting more and more bad sectors? I really dont want to install everything and then have to RMA it later and reinstall everything again.
 

jsc

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Your drive is fine. The difference is between the way all drive manufactures calculate storage (powers of 10) and the way computers calculate storage (powers of 2).
 

james129

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Ok, Thanks. I had just never had a difference as large as 69gb before, but my biggest hd before this one was 250.
 

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