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Old 12-11-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
Jon N.
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I'm formatting my TB Drive into ext3


...it will only partition to 931.51 with 14.81 GiB used. I don't know why, because it is a bare drive, and I want it for storage only. The GParted should have seen it as a 1000 GiB drive, right? It doesn't register in my places either. I hope there is someone out there who can help me.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-11-2008, 10:15 AM   #2
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This sounds like base2 vs base10 to me.

1000 GigaByte = 931 GigiByte

See this thread: http://www.hardforum.com/archive/ind...t-1249562.html and the wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte.

Most programs will display base2 capacities; manufacturers like to put base10 on because it's a higher number!

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Old 12-11-2008, 10:23 AM   #3
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Ext3 will also reserve some space for root. If this isn't a system drive you can reclaim that space with tune2fs.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:36 AM   #4
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I got the drive all set up, but...

Thank you for all your helps. I now know how to create a file system on a secondary drive, as well as set up a ext3 partition. I just wanted optimal drive space.

pwc101, YOU ROCK!

Distro is short for distribution. Why the O?

Maybe it's like...Valley-Speak for, like DISTRO ya know! I'm SURE! It's like, DUDE! TOTALLY AWESOME DISTRO, MAN!

Free Hugs to all.

Jon N.

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the thread, pwc101

I get it now. TB drives aren't TB at all. they are 900GB, or NEAR TB. too bad.

Free Hugs to ya.

Jon N.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 07:46 AM   #6
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Hi,
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Distro is short for distribution. Why the O?

Maybe it's like...Valley-Speak for, like DISTRO ya know! I'm SURE! It's like, DUDE! TOTALLY AWESOME DISTRO, MAN!

Free Hugs to all.

Jon N.
You sort of hit the nail for 'distro'.
 
  


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