Pen drive showing 14.9 GB only [Solved/Closed]

jai - Nov 20, 2015 at 06:03 AM - Latest reply: KY_WD 2071 Posts Thursday October 23, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 28, 2017 Last seen
- Dec 1, 2015 at 02:42 AM
Hello,
i have a 16 GB Soni pen drive. when i was inset to the computer it's showing 14.9 GB only but there is nothing inside of pen drive then after format the pen drive showing the same problem so, what can i do? tell me the good solution please.

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KY_WD 2071 Posts Thursday October 23, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 28, 2017 Last seen - Nov 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM
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Thank you
Hello jai,

There is no problem with your pendrive. It's just how the PC and pendrive populate the bytes information.
The manufacturers of storage devices set the 1000 bytes = 1K, so like normal number conventions 16GB = 16000000000 bytes.
On the other hand, PC calculates 1KB as 1024 Bytes, therefore 1GB = 1024MB. If you make the calculations 16 GB read by 1024 system makes 16000000000 / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 gives you roughly around 14.9GB

Hope that I helped.
Ambucias 53253 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 19, 2018 Last seen - Nov 20, 2015 at 04:33 PM
Great KY, thanks!
KY_WD 2071 Posts Thursday October 23, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 28, 2017 Last seen - Dec 1, 2015 at 02:42 AM
You're very welcome guys! :)))