When is 595 , 640?


#1

Bought my first external Hard Drive, it’s a WD Passport Essential 640 GB.

On installing it, the Hard Drive is rated at only 595 GB.

Anyone else experienced this or can offer an explanation for the difference ?


#2

This article explains what you’re seeing.

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=615


#3

Thanks Bill_S.

I’ve read the Link and now understand the issue.

peter burns


#4

That’s cool.