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Memory I bought a refurbished 20gb hard drive along with a refurbished xbox360. This is my first time buying this system, but now my system tells me that the memory device capacity is only 13.9 and not the 20gb that I thought because the rest of the memory is being utilized for "system use." Is this normal? Will I have to format the memory device and delete everything in order for my device to show the 20GB capacity that I was expecting? Or does every xbox360 take up 6.1gb from all hard drives for system use? Thanks for the help.

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