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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:51 AM

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Microsoft confirmed last week that the 128GB model of Surface with Windows 8 Pro would offer 83GB of storage space for user data, while the 64GB model would provide 23GB of free space. But Ed Bott over at ZDNet has found in a test that the 128GB model of the Surface Pro actually has 89.7GB of free space compared to the incorrect 83GB figure, and the 64GB model has 30GB of free storage space.
 
It appears the reason for Microsoft's mistaken values stems from a difference between pre-production and final shipping hardware. "A source inside Microsoft tells me the employee who confirmed the numbers did so using pre-production machines that contained different disk images and debug code that is different from final shipping units that will be on sale beginning this weekend." Bott explains. So the final versions of the tablet ship with 6 or 7 GB of additional free space.
 
Removing Windows 8 recovery partition from the Surface Pro will also free up additional 7.81GB of space.
 
Source: Ed Bott

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