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Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has WD 8TB easystore Desktop Hard Drive for $159.99

Compatible with PC and Mac; Automatic backup.

This deal will be live starting on 01/07/2018 at 12:00am and last until 12:00am on 01/14/2018

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This is not 8TB, it's really a 7TB... Very misleading.
No, it's 8TB. Hard drives are marketed using base 10 numbers.
Some operating systems measure hard drive space in base 10 numbers and some measure hard drive space in base 2 numbers. If your operating system uses the latter, the drive will appear to be about 7.27TB. The same difference in reported sizes will exist for every hard drive you buy.
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This is not 8TB, it's really a 7TB... Very misleading.

Seriously? Have you ever bought a hard drive? https://www.howtogeek.com/123268/...-capacity/
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Seriously? Have you ever bought a hard drive? https://www.howtogeek.com/123268/...-capacity/
Wow so I can actually get the full capacity back if I follow these instructions?
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Wow so I can actually get the full capacity back if I follow these instructions?

You already have the full capacity. All drive manufactures use decimal to denote storage size. Windows just uses binary notation when you query drive size. Do the conversion yourself and you'll see that 8TB in decimal equals 7.27TB in binary.
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You already have the full capacity. All drive manufactures use decimal to denote storage size. Windows just uses binary notation when you query drive size. Do the conversion yourself and you'll see that 8TB in decimal equals 7.27TB in binary.
Alright thanks!
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