Maxtor 500 gb drive showing only 476gb

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  1. tbonpc

    tbonpc MDL Novice

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    I've got a brand new Maxtor 500gb hard drive and when installing windows 7 on it, it shows only 476gb available. Why would this be? School me.
     
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    #3 RJARRRPCGP, Jan 11, 2014
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    That's because the 476 GB is the actual GiB! I dunno why yours is higher than mine, LOL. My Barracuda 500 GBs are 465 GiB.
    They're a Seagate with the Maxtor name slapped on them!
     
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    tbonpc MDL Novice

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    Now I know, thanks
     
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