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Corsair Voyager 16GB came in today. Computer recognizing it only has 14.4GB

#1AC_DragonfirePosted 5/12/2014 7:21:37 PM
Is this normal??? Do I have a bad flash drive?
#2LordSeiferPosted 5/12/2014 8:11:22 PM
yes, no
^ this
#3PhilOnDezPosted 5/12/2014 8:13:12 PM
Sounds about right. Manufacturers advertise with 1000's (1000 bytes to a kilobyte, 1000KB to 1 MB, etc) while windows reads in 1024's (1024 bytes in one KB, 1024KB in one MB=~1,050,000 bytes vs 1,000,000 as the manufacturer would list it). Combine that with a bit of space reserved for formatting and there ya go.
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#4Orestes417Posted 5/12/2014 8:19:26 PM
Usually says right on the packaging they're using the base ten definition. If you'd plugged it into a Mac or a modern Linux based OS it would read as 16GB
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#5AC_Dragonfire(Topic Creator)Posted 5/13/2014 6:14:02 PM
Ah, thank you guys.