[QUOTE=Melon7;2058518]Yeah i knew i had to do that. It would seem the problem was a dodgy data cable.
However i know that a gigabyte is 1024mb yet the drive is 465GB and that still too low for the manufactures 1000mb = 1gb.
500 * 1000 / 1024 = 488 so were has 15gb gone?[/QUOTE]
All you’ll ever get of usable space is 93% of the drives advertised size so
93% of 500GB = 465GB of usable space. Take for instance my 300GB hdd’s
they only show up as 279GB so it is 93% of 300GB = 279GB the Mfg’s.
advertised size of say 300GB or 500GB is just a marketing gimmick to draw
people in to buying a product thinking wow I’ll get a full 500GB or whatever size
hdd only to find out that things isn’t what it seems. A few years ago someone
filed or tried to file a class action law suite against I believe it was IBM or some
hdd Mfg. for mis-representing the hdd’s actual size. I can’t remember if anything
was ever done about the law suite or not.