My book color only shows 5gb drive?

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  1. faceman

    faceman Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought all nc's were 8gb? Does it really partition 3gb for system?

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    The NC has an 8GB internal storage (SD chip) and it is partitioned this way:
    -5GB partition used about for active android OS, installed apps, and your stuff (1GB is dedicated for installed app space)
    -3GB hidden partition for stock recovery utility and stock restore images


    Someone correct me if this is not exactly right.
     
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    I figured that was the idea, i am just surprised the recovery partition was that big. Especially when every sales rep preaches how the Nook has 8gb of storage. Which it doesn't really. Just making sure I didn't have a funny root or something going on.
     
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    Well they are telling the truth and 8gb is technically correct. :)

    My hd on my pc was sold to me as 640 Gb but all I can use is 596 Gb, I feel robbed!
     
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    Oh I am very aware of the rounding game manufacturers play... thats cool with me because I understand the math behind it. But the Nook shouldn't be advertised as 8gb of storage when 38% of that is inaccessible. Now, I am perfectly fine with this hard built "feature" that will always allow me to reset the NC back to factory no matter what I root/flash/screwup on my own. :)
     

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