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Crucial Mx300 (525GB SSD) Only Shows (488GB Free)?

Hey Guys,

Just got my Crucial MX300 525GB SSD in, and when I formatted it in windows, it only shows 488GB free. Where is the other 37GB at? I got this drive because I could use the extra space, but have no clue why it is showing this. Cornfused :)

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    Hi, HDD space indicators is measured in bytes, if you look at your screenshots it shows 524,810,178,560 bytes, that is how manufactures market their hard drives. Space will never be quoted space when formatted.
  2. GR1M_ZA said:
    Hi, HDD space indicators is measured in bytes, if you look at your screenshots it shows 524,810,178,560 bytes, that is how manufactures market their hard drives. Space will never be quoted space when formatted.


    Appreciate the advice. Wish manufactures would be better at communicating.

    Appreciate your time
    God Bless
  3. boodaddy said:
    GR1M_ZA said:
    Hi, HDD space indicators is measured in bytes, if you look at your screenshots it shows 524,810,178,560 bytes, that is how manufactures market their hard drives. Space will never be quoted space when formatted.


    Appreciate the advice. Wish manufactures would be better at communicating.

    Appreciate your time
    God Bless


    No worries, thats why we are here....to help. :pt1cable:
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