my maxtor 120gb, 8mb cache, ATA 133, only formats at 115gb, its normal,
windows sees every
gigabyte = 1024mb
companies adversize drives that
gigabyte = 1000mb so, the space is still there but windows says your drive is smaller. It affects larger drives more,
alright a maths lesson, get 120000, you have that many megabytes, but you think sure thats 120gb but as i said before divide it by 1024 (windows's definition of a gigabyte), you get 117.1875, plus NTFS partition takes up a bit, ........ also mabye theres a gig or so unused space but you can reclaim that unused space by getting partition magic, just use the trial coz i doubt youll need to use it more than once, but youll be lucky to get 116gb
youll be stuck with this problem for as long as computers run on 1 and 0's because of 1 and 0's, ram, formatted hdd etc are all queer sizes...
Core 2 Duo E6400, DFI Infinity 975X/G, 2x 512mb DDR2 667mhz, Albatron 7900gt, WD 200gb SATA, Samsung DVD-RW, Silverstone ST-50EF 500w PSU.