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Thread: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    There IS some overhead loss when formatting, yes, but not on the order of how it happens with large HDDs. Its due to rounding.

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    I'm surprised my thread got this popular!

    Are there differences when installing different OSes like Macintosh or Linux?

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    It's 18GB Thats alot of space!!!
    Thats like 3000 mp3s
    Last edited by Smoggy; 04-04-2005 at 07:51 PM.

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    Depending on the file system your using, the overhead DOES vary, yes. And I'd say less than 1GB is used in the overhead. Its all lost due to the rounding.

    On a side note, IDE cables with a 2mm section of one wire missing are BAD!

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by ltdata
    On a side note, IDE cables with a 2mm section of one wire missing are BAD!
    That doesn't sound like much fun.
    Last edited by Smoggy; 04-05-2005 at 12:17 AM.

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by neilthecellist
    Bah, WHO CARES? I mean, seriously, it's just a few gigs you lost. Big deal. Were you seriously gonna fill up those few gigs that you supposedly lost due to overhead or whatever?
    The first pc I had with a hard drive had a 40MB hard drive which was awesome at the time. :D

    My older laptop has a 10GB hard drive. Can't exactly afford to lose all that much, can I?

    Some variations may be due to the type of formatting: FAT32 vs NTFS. I don't know which one is more wasteful.

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    My first computer didn't have a hard drive. The operating system was stored on a 5 1/4 inch floppy LOL...U had to insert it before booting up the computer.

    And the one my dad had before that...long before that was a TSR80 (Radio Shack) It ran off a cassett tape :lustig1:
    Last edited by Smoggy; 04-05-2005 at 12:34 AM.

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoggy
    My first computer didn't have a hard drive. The operating system was stored on a 5 1/4 inch floppy LOL...U had to insert it before booting up the computer.

    And the one my dad had before that...long before that was a TSR80 (Radio Shack) It ran off a cassett tape :lustig1:
    I said "the first pc I had WITH a hard drive". My first PC didn't have a hard drive etiher - only a single 5 1/4 in floppy drive, cca 1982-1983. Never owned any others before that. The 2nd pc I had finally got a hard drive put in after a while :D That was cca 1984 I think.

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    things seemed alot easier then...Didn't they?

    LOL

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    NTFS has more overhead than FAT32 for smaller drives (couple of gigs) but for large drives, its better than FAT32, IIRC... It might be larger for ALL drives, but NTFS works for drives over 127.8GB or whatever that number is...

    And yea, the IDE cable was bad. It kept the computer from booting and sometimes from even recognizing the IDE devices. ...What is the topic again?

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    lol it's my thread, isn't it? I dun care what you guys talk about, as long as it's about hard drives!

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoggy
    things seemed alot easier then...Didn't they?

    LOL
    They didn't seem, they were easier LOL!

    For one thing, no registry to mess up :D

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by neilthecellist
    lol it's my thread, isn't it? I dun care what you guys talk about, as long as it's about hard drives!
    This is turning into computer history 101 :D

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    nothing wrong with that. :D

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    Re: Curiosity: How many harddrives do you have?

    well my first pc had a wopping 120meg harddrive and 4meg of ram which was considerd fairly high end back then. i think that was only 1992 from memory.

    i have a 4GIG, 6GIG, 80GIG, then my notebook is 20GIG and my external drive is 80GIG

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