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    why is 32GB only 29.7GB ?

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    I got a SanDisk 32GB ultra but when checking the total storage it says that its only a 29.7 card (this is false advertising!) also got a 2GB and it reads as 1.8 GB. is this common ?

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    Yes, it's common.
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    and we as the buying public accept this. ? this is false advertising!

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    No, its not. You have to give up space for the file system. You paid for 32 gigs, your card is 32 gigs. Its just not all available as storage, but its all used.

    If you bought a 29.7 gig card it wouldn't have 29.7 gigs available.

    Google it. I'm too tired to do it for you.

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    Well over 2Gb for a file system on a memory card may be over the top, might have bad sectors or be the way it is reported
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    Also, storage companies usually use 1 GB = 10^9 bytes, not 2^30 bytes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary...Legal_disputes

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    KTW, my 32gb Ultra shows same, as does the No Name 32.

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