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My maxtor hard drive is only 465gb. on the box it said 500. have i been ripped?

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No, it's ok, they use 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes, but windows uses 1GB=2^30 bytes=1,073,741,824.
divide 500GB they use by 1GB windows use, to get the number of GB 465.66. there are 2 sizes representing a gb. still it's the same size in bytes.
if you click properties of the hard disk ,it will show you 465 GB but near it you will see 500,000,000 bytes.

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Can you give me the model number so i can confirm it for you.
the basic is Hard drive manufactures calculate 1000MB=1GB
but windows calculate 1024=1GB in that case windows show you less amount, its the technical way to arranging the FAT table. most of the time you may not been ripped, if you can give me the model number i can confirm.

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