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How come I have slightly less diskspace, than I believe I should have?
Since the early 2000s most consumer hard drive capacities are grouped in certain size classes measured in gigabytes. The exact capacity of a given drive is usually some number above or below the class designation. Although most manufacturers of hard disk drives and flash-memory disk devices define 1 gigabyte as 1000000000bytes, the computer operating systems used by servers, calculate size in gibibytes by dividing the total capacity in bytes (whether it is disk capacity, file size, or system RAM) by 1073741824, but report the result with the symbol GB. This practice can be a cause of confusion, as a hard disk with a manufacturer-rated capacity of 400 gigabytes may be reported by the operating system as only 372 GB. More info can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

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