1. ceckland's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue...
    So, the Passport has 32GB of internal storage. According to device settings, I've used 8.2 GB, but according to Device Monitor, I've only used just over 4GB.
    The pictures are below.
    I did update my device OTA when I received it. Perhaps that's the culprit?
    Passport internal storage inconsistencies-img_20141005_004501.png
    Passport internal storage inconsistencies-img_20141005_004443.png

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    10-04-14 11:49 PM
  2. Searchy's Avatar
    Lol, someone has trouble doing math. From the second picture, 32 GB free minus 24 GB used is 8 GB, the same as displayed in the first picture.

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    10-04-14 11:51 PM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    The Device Monitor adds up to ~28GB, not the advertised 32GB.

    I do know that not all of the device memory is partitioned as user-accessible data, the rest of it being the core OS, radio, NVRAM and system hashes. So that's probably it.

    Alternatively, the 32GB of memory is 32 billion bytes, which is ~29GiB (wherein a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not 1000 bytes).
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    10-04-14 11:53 PM
  4. ceckland's Avatar
    Lol, someone has trouble doing math. From the second picture, 32 GB free minus 24 GB used is 8 GB, the same as displayed in the first picture.

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    There is not 24GB used... there is 24GB free...

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 08:55 AM
  5. ceckland's Avatar
    The Device Monitor adds up to ~28GB, not the advertised 32GB.

    I do know that not all of the device memory is partitioned as user-accessible data, the rest of it being the core OS, radio, NVRAM and system hashes. So that's probably it.

    Alternatively, the 32GB of memory is 32 billion bytes, which is ~29GiB (wherein a kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not 1000 bytes).
    I was thinking that it might be this, but I was surprised by how much it was off by. I expected it to be less. That being said, the 1024 KB as opposed to 1000 makes a lot of sense (meaning that internal storage would total only ~29 GB, not 32). But, if that was the case, wouldn't it show ~6GB used?

    I guess I find it weird that settings shows 8+ GB used. That's simply not the case. Perhaps it calculates that number by taking 32 (what the device is advertised as showing) and subtracting what you have free, as opposed to taking what you've actually used and adding it all up.
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    10-05-14 08:57 AM
  6. pttptppt's Avatar
    Lol, someone has trouble doing math. From the second picture, 32 GB free minus 24 GB used is 8 GB, the same as displayed in the first picture.

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    You are right. OP is having trouble because I don't think he realizes that the first pic says 8 gb USED. 32-8=24 which means 24 gb FREE

    And the second pic says 24gb FREE

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    10-05-14 09:18 AM
  7. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    To clarify the seeming discrepancy between the advertised 32 GB internal storage and reported 29 GB is due to the way the storage medium is partitioned and formatted. Whenever you format a disk or media card a certain amount of physical space is allocated to a "partition table" as well as the simple mathematical rounding to the nearest allocation unit which generally leaves a small amount of space unallocated because it is smaller than the allocation unit. For example say you have a 512 MB (unformatted size) media card and format it such that 10 MB is reserved for the partition table and each allocation unit is 4 MB while each sector is 512 B. After formatting the reported available space is 125 X 4 MB = 500 MB yet there is another 2 MB unallocated; 2 MB unallocated is not an even multiple of the 4 MB allocation unit. So, combining the partition table (10 MB), file system (500 MB) and unallocated space (2 MB) we have a total of 512 MB of which only 500 MB is available for file storage minus any space you might use when creating subdirectories. Even of the 500 MB available the operating system might require 120 MB for its files noting including any swap/temporary files leaving you with an effective net total of 380 MB for your own files (applications and data).
    10-05-14 10:21 AM
  8. ceckland's Avatar
    You are right. OP is having trouble because I don't think he realizes that the first pic says 8 gb USED. 32-8=24 which means 24 gb FREE

    And the second pic says 24gb FREE

    Posted via CB10
    I see that; that's not the source of my confusion.
    The second pic only shows 4GB used. That's what was bugging me. The discrepancy isn't in the free space available, but in the used space shown. It seems that the application shown in the first pic calculates used space by starting with 32GB and subtracting the free space.
    This just seems like a strange way to calculate it, exactly because, as others have said, the device doesn't actually have a full 32GB of storage. Realistically, only about 6GB of space have been used, and 24 GB are free, because the device actually has just under 30 GB of internal storage.

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    10-05-14 01:03 PM

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