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Can anyone explain why my 1TB nvme is 930 GB and not 931 GB?

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Everywhere I read a 1TB drive should read as 931 GB in Windows due to the whole 1024 vs 1000 stuff. That's common knowledge.

 

However on my fresh PC build I have run into an issue with my SN850 1TB nvme. It's showing as 930GB under "This PC".

 

This guy says the same thing for his SN850: https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/177998-two-virtually-identical-installations-c-drive-one-10gb-larger-2.html

 

Can anyone tell me why this specific nvme is not showing 931 GB like every other hard drive does?

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9 minutes ago, gymleader said:

Everywhere I read a 1TB drive should read as 931 GB in Windows due to the whole 1024 vs 1000 stuff. That's common knowledge.

 

However on my fresh PC build I have run into an issue with my SN850 1TB nvme. It's showing as 930GB under "This PC".

 

This guy says the same thing for his SN850: https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/177998-two-virtually-identical-installations-c-drive-one-10gb-larger-2.html

 

Can anyone tell me why this specific nvme is not showing 931 GB like every other hard drive does?

either you got ripped, off, windows is rounding, or u have the wrong file system which is taking up a gig. you can open disk management to see if there is any unallocated space in the partition, it could be the culprit 

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Open up Disk Management and see if there's a second partition on the drive. Quite often during Windows installation it will create a small secondary recovery partition on the drive.

For example my 500GB boot drive:

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Disk Management will also show what the true volume size for C: drive is.

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17 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Open up Disk Management and see if there's a second partition on the drive. Quite often during Windows installation it will create a small secondary recovery partition on the drive.

For example my 500GB boot drive:

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Disk Management will also show what the true volume size for C: drive is.

Yip I think you figured it out. The recovery partition is huge. Total size actually is 931.50 GB.

 

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It now makes sense why everyone says 931 GB as this is likely people with external storage or non Windows drives who don't have a recovery partition made. Good to get that cleared up.

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