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Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2010 1:43 PM (in response to MegaByte)Hello. I think its just a thing that manufacturers do, they tend to round numbers off to the next higher (never lower) better sounding amount. I have recently installed a 500GB Seagate and it shows as 465GB, maybe formatting uses some space also?. Cheers.
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2010 1:44 PM (in response to MegaByte)Hi. This may be helpful
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2010 1:44 PM (in response to MegaByte)Hi-
There is nothing wrong with your drive or your machine. A formatted drive is always smaller than the total advertised capacity. Approximately 7% less than advertised, is about right.
Hard Disk Drives Capacity Limits explains.
For comparison's sake, in my system-
300gb Maxtor=279.35G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2ghz PowerLogix, 2gbRAM, Raptor+SATA+ATA, ATI Radeon 9800, Mac OS X (10.5.1), ATI Silencer, DVR-109, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, NikonCoolscan, 520W PSU