Why is my SSD showing lesser space than it should be?

Discussion in 'Razer Support' started by chongyunxiang, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. chongyunxiang

    chongyunxiang New Member

    Hi,

    I bought a Razer Blade 15 2019 Base Model with a 512SSD.

    It shows 398GB free of 459GB. And in the Properties, it shows the capacity to be 493GB.

    Why is it showing up this way?
     

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  2. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    This is due to manufacturers using 1000 bytes as the size of a kilobyte. In reality, it is supposed to be 1024 bytes. This issue has existed for quite a while now and is considered an industry standard. There are also other things to consider like invisible shadow files, formatting overhead, and hidden recovery partitions which can differ depending on the manufacturer and the OS version.
     
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