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Re: RAID greater than 2TB on Fedora Core 3



On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:

On 4 Apr 2005, at 18:42, Robin Laing wrote:

And a 300GB drive doesn't have 300GB of available space once it is formatted.

Not exactly. The problem is that hard drive manufacturers assume that 1MB = 1000KB and 1GB = 1000MB where, in fact, 1MB = 1024KB and 1GB = 1024MB.

When you format a filesystem typically 5% of the space is also reserved. you can of course tune that number since 5% of a 2TB filesystem is 50GB.




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