Why are hard drives never as large as advertised?
I just discovered a minor curiosity in My Computer.
My Computer shows that my HDD is partitioned into 3 drives:
- C is 238 GB (Operating system)
- D is 332 GB (Data)
- R is 24.9 GB (Recovery)
As you can see, these partitions only add up to 594.9 GB. However, my computer was advertised as having a 640 GB HDD. Furthermore, in the System Information menu, under Components/Storage/Disks, is lists the disk size as 596.17 GB.
Does anyone understand why this is? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
I'm using Windows 7 64-Bit