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    hard drive size?
    i just got an imac and the hard drive is not 250 gigs its only 232.
    do any of you who an imac with a 250 gig hard drive have the same situation. i say i am missing 18 gigs, where are they? they sure arent part of the installed software cause i already check.

    did apple rip me off with 18 gigs or am i not reading the fine print?

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    http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc3/v30/vic30.htm

    That should help explain it

    250,000,000,000 bytes = 232.83064 GB

    basically HD makers use base 10 (which is what people use) where a computer can only use binary
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    Thanks for the info.
    we should join the class action lawsuit. i got thousands of songs and pictures and missing out on 18 gigs does not help!

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    The article on the suit was a few years ago. Every hard drive box and computer box listing specifications explains the math that i posted above so they aren't liable
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    i missed the fine print!
    oh well. we live and learn everyday!
    i think!
    Thanks again for the info.

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