500gb hard drive only shows as 466gb in windows xp profesional sp3 Tags: Drivers Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: August 30, 2011 4:30 AM in Windows XP Share azryn August 30, 2011 1:03:27 AM 5oogb hard drive only shows 466gb in winows xp profesional sp3 More about : 500gb hard drive shows 466gb windows profesional sp3 GhislainG August 30, 2011 1:56:05 AM You didn't provide the model number, but Seagate explain it very well: http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/searc... Pyree August 30, 2011 4:30:00 AM 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSeagate ST3500641AS 500GB Internal Hard Drive Crash Forum500GB Seagate only showing 128GB Forum500gb wdc Hardrive only shows 400gb! ForumUpgrading 40gb hard drive to 500gb drive Forum500gb IDE Hard Drive , Old Motherboard, 137gb limit, and Windows XP ForumInstalling xp home over profesional Forum500 gig hard drive no reporting only 302 gig available after removal of Ontrack ForumWindows xp profesional system does not support hibernation ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external-inaccessible-missing partition ForumBSOD and other hang ups when trying to install XP Pro SP3 on new drive Forum500gb harddisk shows only 131062 mb space only ForumWhy does XP do this? Forum500Gb HD dietected as 128 GB only in Windows Forum500gb hard drive showing only as 127gb.. under xp help ForumWin xp with SP3 only reads 131 GB of the new 250 GB HD ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumIBM Thinkpad with Windows XP wont recognize mp3 player or USB mass storage ForumWindows XPHome. product key ForumChange windows 7 look like xp ForumWindows ce laptop wont load up what to do More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !