Understanding Why Your Hard Drive/Flash/SSD Storage Shows Less Space Than Advertised.

Why Advertised Storage Does Not Match The Usable Data Capacity The main reason comes down to differences in the way that operating systems, such as Windows display storage devices, and how USB Flash Drive & other storage device manufacturers advertise the storage capacity. Computers are based on binary math, which means storage is counted using base 2, not base 10, which storage is advertised as. So, while we measure a kilobyte as 1,000 bytes, Windows refers to a kilobyte as…

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Manage Storage Partitions on Windows

How to Manage Storage Partitions on Windows

(The screenshots in this article were taken using Windows 10 but this guide should help with other operating systems such as Windows 11, 8.1, 7, Vista etc.) You can use the built-in Disk Management utility to resize, create, delete and format partitions and change their drive letters. The quickest way to launch the Disk Management utility is by typing “Disk Management” into the search box in the Control Panel or Start menu, then open the “Create and format hard disk…

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The Commodore Smartphone Is Here! Play Classic Commodore 64 and Amiga Games

Play classic Commodore 64 and Amiga games on this Android-powered smartphone, which apparently is REAL and on sale soon. It isn’t April Fools Day Named the Commodore PET in homage to one of the brand’s earlier computers, this phone reportedly packs the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, a 13MP rear camera with flashlight, a Full HD screen, dual SIM and a removable 3,000mAh battery. But it also features two emulators that allows users to play the favourite old C64 and Amiga games.…

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How The World’s First ‘Laptop’ Was Used In Space And Created By A Brit

The Grid Compass introduced the clamshell design where the screen closes flat onto the keyboard – and is credited as the first laptop computer. Going into space The 1101 was created by British-born designer Bill Moggridge in 1979 and went on sale in 1982 and ended up being used on Nasa’s space shuttle missions from 1985 into the 1990s – thanks to its rugged and portable design. It weighed in at around 10lbs – light for the time. The computer’s case was made from…

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