I have just had a problem with an 80GB IDE hard disk. It is an internal drive, originally installed on another computer. I removed it and hooked up to another computer externally, via USB. I formatted it, and now the drive shows only 34 GB. I tried everything I could, like showing hidden files, but there is nothing on the drive. At least, nothing visible.
I want to know what happened. It is more a curiosity than any real necessity, because I have other bigger SATA drives available with plenty of storage. But, as I said, I would like to know what the problem is.
Any help is greatly appreciated.