Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 815 times:
I know there are tons of ipod threads on anet and I really couldn't be bothered to search them all. I did however try to use google to solve my problem but with no success.
I bought an 80gb ipod classic the other day. succumbing and conforming to the ipod craze. When I connected it, I noticed it said 74.3gb avaliable. Now I know hard drives etc usually have a small amount of space unavailable but I've never seen something that's stopped me using 5.7gb before! So what is it for and how can I get it back? it seems a bit excessive to me to be some kind of buffer.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8724 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 815 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3): Should have got yerself a decent MP3 player instead of an Ipod
He could have hired you as his personal music player... bits and crumbs come almost cheaper than electricity these days and those are all you'll ever need! Mind you, bagpipes do get boring after a while.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 815 times:
Quoting Klaus (Reply 1): 80000000000 bytes are indeed just 74.5 "gigabytes" in binary notation.
Bingo. I love going thru the reviews of hard drives, and seeing the ones of people who complain that their hard drive doesn't have the space it advertised. It must be the thing to do, as it seems all hard drive manufacturers do this.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21485 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 815 times:
Quoting Go3Team (Reply 7): Bingo. I love going thru the reviews of hard drives, and seeing the ones of people who complain that their hard drive doesn't have the space it advertised. It must be the thing to do, as it seems all hard drive manufacturers do this.
As far as I know they all do indeed.
And I agree that it's ultimately deceptive advertising, since the metric most people are acqainted to is the primary one used by the operating system telling them how much space there still is or how much space a file occupies. Advertising harddisks with the numbers "which sound bigger" is more than just a little dubious...