Missing Space..?

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    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

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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.
     
  3. Tikker

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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