Why your 500GB hard drive only shows 465 GB of space when you look und Tags: Hard Drives Download Storage Last response: December 26, 2012 4:31 AM in Storage Share vignesh_26 December 26, 2012 3:54:21 AM download More about : 500gb hard drive shows 465 space und hytecgowthaman a b G Storage December 26, 2012 4:06:39 AM 102501=100Gb accurately. m 0 l hytecgowthaman a b G Storage December 26, 2012 4:07:11 AM Hdd manufacturer use 1000kb = 1mb ,but os manufacturer use 1024kb = 1mb. if u see in hdd manufacturer side it is 500gb. if u see in os manufacturer side it is 465gb. see the hdd sticker for more info. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dereck47 a c 523 G Storage December 26, 2012 4:31:00 AM HDD & SSD manufacturers calculate 1 Gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 bytes (Base-10 numeral system). Windows and memory RAM manufacturers calculate 1 Gigabyte as 1,073,741,824 bytes (Binary numeral system). The difference between the 2 methods is 7%. 7% of 500GB is 35GB, so that is why your formatted size is 465GB. So whenever you purchase a drive of any size subtract 7% from the advertised capacity and that will be your formatted capacity in Windows. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why your 500GB hard drive only shows 465 GB of space when you look under MY COMP Forum Why your 500GB hard drive only shows 465 GB of space when you look under MY COMP Forum Why my buffalo ministation 3.0 500GB hard drive only shows 512MB of space ? Forum why is Windows Server 2003 only seeing 500mb of 500gb of hard drive space on Dell Poweredge with raid 0. Forum why would my external hard drive show 31 gb of free space when it is a 500gb Forum My original hard disk of 500gb shows only 227gb. Where is the rest of space gone? Forum 500gb hard drive only shows as 466gb in windows xp profesional sp3 Forum I have a 1TB external hard drive but my laptop shows it only has 10GB of space. How do I resolve this? Forum Windows 7 500gb hard drive only showing 232gb Forum 500gb hard drive showing only as 127gb.. under xp help Forum WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive shows up as local disk and lags Forum 500gb harddisk shows only 131062 mb space only Forum My extra hard drive has about 250 gigs of space but only shows 99Mb. This happened after a crash and reinstall of the op syste Forum SolvedMy Hard Drive only shows 24 gb out of 320 gb Forum Brought a 500gb external hard drive, which I accidentally reformatted it to Recovery Disk, it now says I have only 34gb of spa Forum 500 gb external drive shows zero free space when only 220 is used... Forum hi my Verbatim 500gb hard drive will not show up on my Apple Mac Pro Forum hard drive only showing free space Forum Why Does My Computer Keep Locking Access To Hard Drive When I've Got 750 GB Free space Forum why is it that i can only access a small amount of my external hard drive space? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !