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  1. clenz's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that the 16gb iphone only comes with 14gb available??
    What happened to the other 2gb?
    04-18-2011 08:26 PM
  2. TheZink's Avatar
    operating system
    04-18-2011 08:42 PM
  3. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Yep, system files.
    04-18-2011 09:01 PM
  4. AStranger's Avatar
    Every hard drive or storage system will have some space taken up by system files. Install even a secondary hard drive on your computer - it won't have the full amount free even after formatted.
    04-18-2011 09:18 PM
  5. Jon Seals's Avatar
    Filesystem and root partition.
    04-18-2011 09:51 PM
  6. sting7k's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that the 16gb iphone only comes with 14gb available??
    What happened to the other 2gb?
    The OS only takes up ~500MB. What you are seeing is the result of memory manufacturers reporting the amount of memory in decimal (base 10) while a computer can only read in binary (base 2). So 16GB to a computer looks like ~14.2GB of avaliable memory. You didn't lose anything and it's been this way since forever. Next time you get a new flash memory card, HDD, etc. look at what your computer says is free space and it will not be what is written on the box.

    A 1GB is not actually 1,000MB as reported by manufactuers, it's 2^10 or 1,024MB. The OS is reporting the true value.
    Last edited by sting7k; 04-19-2011 at 09:11 AM.
    04-19-2011 09:05 AM
  7. kilcher's Avatar
    All computers do this as well, as far back as my first, about 15 years ago.
    04-19-2011 11:10 AM
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