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

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User Info: AC_Dragonfire

AC_Dragonfire
2 years ago#1
Is this normal??? Do I have a bad flash drive?

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
2 years ago#2
yes, no
^ this

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
2 years ago#3
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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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
2 years ago#4
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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User Info: AC_Dragonfire

AC_Dragonfire
2 years ago#5
Ah, thank you guys.
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