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To those complaining about hard drive labeling, when they state 2tb and so on but after FORMAT it is smaller, well there is several factors for this, one the type of formatting being used, the sector size being employed, and last if any RAID standard has been assigned, oh and last what OS is being installed as some OSes hide a certain amount of space after install for its uses like Windows 7 hides 100mb (yeah you can get around that but figured I would point out another way of lost storage), all of this effects the end storage capacity result.
Technically speaking their is two ways to calculate hard drive volume, by a bit block of 8 which is what tends to get you the average after format result, or the test standard of a bit block of 10 which excludes format loss which is what gets you the labeled storage amount on the box seen on retail boxes, so its not actually a flat out lie like what Sony is doing with their TV series.
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