I bought a 256gb ssd and it shows up as 232gb

2022-11-25T03:25:13.693+00:00

Hello everyone,

I bought a 256gb ssd drive but it appears in windows as 232gb. Can someone explain to me if this is right or wrong?

Hard disk reference: tm8fp6256g0c101

Thank you!

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  1. Dillon Silzer 56,206 Reputation points
    2022-11-25T03:30:16.393+00:00

    Hi @Dylan Alexander Alvarez Castrillon

    Here is a really nice article on why this occurs:

    Why a hard drive has less storage space than promised?

    https://www.tweakandtrick.com/2013/07/lost-storage-space.html

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  2. Docs 15,491 Reputation points
    2022-11-25T03:45:46.493+00:00

    Drive manufacturers use binary units.

    See these links:

    https://www.seagate.com/support/kb/why-does-my-hard-drive-report-less-capacity-than-indicated-on-the-drives-label-172191en/

    https://www.seagate.com/support/kb/storage-capacity-measurement-standards-002046en/

    https://www.lifewire.com/drive-storage-capacities-833435

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