HDD missing space?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Osaka, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Osaka
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    Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I got a used HDD from gamestop, (I got the arcade system cause it's all I could order at the time)

    anyways. the HDD says it has 13.99 GB open. I know that gamestop reformats the HDD's before they sell them... anyone know why it reads as 13.99GB?
     
  2. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Rest of it is taken up by the backwards compatibility emulator.
     
  3. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    "20GB" probably means 20 billion bytes, which is about 18.2GB in binary definition of giga.
    And as mentioned by Armadillo, 360 stores buncha stuff on HDD that you may or may not ever use.

    It only makes sense because 360 HDDs are insanely overpriced and stuffing unwanted data on your HDD is a good way to make people buy another, or bigger (and overpriced again) 360 HDD. I don't think people mod their 360 HDDs as much compared to drive flashing or PS3 HDD swapping.
     
  4. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    it needs some space for cache memory and updates, that why only 14gb is free.
     
  5. rscarrab

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    Armadillo hit the nail on the head there.
     
  6. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    its normal that only 14gb are user accessible.