formatted capacity

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Noun1.formatted capacity - (computer science) the usable capacity of a disk drive; the amount of space that is left after the sector headings and boundary definitions and timing information have been added by formatting the disk
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
capacity - (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive; "the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"
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Maxtor's talking about a formatted capacity of 36, 73, and 146GB, in a 3.
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The Model 84300 drive, chosen for use on the F/A-18, has a formatted capacity of 306 MB with an average data-seek time of 20 msec.
44 MB while the new SMD-1080 has a 20 KB formatted capacity.
Physical Storage: the formatted capacity of all storage devices that are physically present in the Tested Storage Configuration.
The HPM851F contains nine platters with a formatted capacity of almost 700 MB.