I like to know what the exact size of my 250 Gig WD HD PATA size is for anyone that owns this product? I formatted my drive and it comes back reporting as 232 Gig, it seems I lost over 18 Gig to computer formating. I read somewhere that is it due to ““This is standard industry practice, unfortunately were a drive manufacturer (Western Digital for example) to be honest about this then their drives as advertised would all appear smaller than the competitors, when in fact they would not be. Shoppers would be comparing “apples to oranges” rather than “apples to apples”.”” How true is this statement? So in reality my 250 Gig is really a 232 Gig drive?
My system is:
Win XP pro sp2