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EvanDavis

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I have THIS 128gb SanDisk USB stick bought from Currys. I'm a little confused. In properties it is only showing up as 114gb. Where has the other 14gb gone ?
 

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You do usually lose a certain percentage during the formatting process. I think about 7-8%
You seem to have lost about 11%
 
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muckshifter

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... because, Manufacturers use the 'format' that a 128GB SanDisk USB flash drive has a total capacity of 128,000,000,000 bytes at the unformatted level (where 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes). But, the OS uses a different 'format' of 1,073,741,824 bytes.

Oh, and it's been that way since time began, and no, the figures still won't add up. :rolleyes:

Sandisk explains
 

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