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HDD Capacity Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by doogdoog, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. doogdoog

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    Aloha,
    We just received a computer Dell XPS 8300 1.5TB hdd and 16 GB memory. I went into the device manager and went to the disk drives (ST32000641AS) and it showed a capacity of 1907728MB and below where it says Volume, OS(C:) it showed a capacity of 1894122MB. There were two computers on sale and one had a 1.5TB and the other with 2TB hdd which was the cheaper one. The 1.5TB computer was about $999.00 without shipping but was a better one so I want to make sure that I got the right one but the hdd sounds like it is closer to 2TB. Any ideas or suggestions?

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  2. Callum_Dawson

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    1894122 mb = 1849 gb (1.8 TB)
     
  3. doogdoog

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    Aloha,
    Thanks for the reply but shouldn't a 1.5TB hdd be closer to 1.5TB and not 1894122MB or 1.8TB? Like I said, I ordered the 1.5TB and want to be sure that I received the right computer.

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    Looks like you got the 2TB hard drive.

    Where there any other differences between the 2 models ?
     
  5. doogdoog

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    Aloha managed,
    I didn't copy the list from Costco which I normally do so I can't really compare the two computers except for the hdd. I went to the Costco site but they removed the listing because the sale for that computer is over. I contacted Dell support to see if they could help me and the tech said that according to the service tag it shows it was suppose to have a 1.5 TB hdd and not the 2TB hdd that it came with. What concerns me is that I paid $999.00 plus for this computer and the 2TB was cheaper. I wish I copied the list so I could compare the two because you would think that 2TB should cost more than the 1.5 TB computer unless it has something better. The tech said that I am lucky that I got the 2TB when it should have been the 1.5TB.

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    Call Costco and tell them what you ordered, and that they sent you the cheaper computer and see what they say.
     
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