500gb hard drive only shows as 466gb in windows xp profesional sp3

5oogb hard drive only shows 466gb in winows xp profesional sp3
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  1. You didn't provide the model number, but Seagate explain it very well: http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=194563&NewLang=en
  2. It is normal. By 500GB, the manufacturer really mean 500*1000*1000*1000 byte, if you divide by the proper 1024, gives you 465-466GB
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