Missing Space..?

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Rock Raiyu, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    I have a 1 GB MS Pro Duo. I'm sure 1GB holds 1024MB. For some reason, my memory stick can only hold 957 MB and I'm wondering what happened to my missing space. Can someone help me?
  2. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

    Oct 4, 2004
    United States
    See that hole in your wall?
    Memory sticks/cards, flash drives, etc never have the exact amount of space that's advertised. It's almost always a bit less.
    This is usually because the manufacturers simply round the number, because its easier to advertise 1GB, than 957 MB or 0.957 GB.

    Eg. I have a 2GB Micro SD card, but Windows XP says it only has 1.87 GB of space. And my 8GB usb flash drive shows 7.66 GB.

    Edit: It also might be worth noting that the filesystem (eg. FAT, FAT32) has to take a little bit of space on the card. But not 50 MB worth I think.
  3. Tikker

    Tikker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 8, 2007
    it's more of a marketing thing

    ie, 1000 bytes to someone might mean 1gb, when really 1024bytes is 1gb

    if that makes sense