Gaming Missing Space..?

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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.
 

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it's more of a marketing thing

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


if that makes sense
 

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