Smaller than advertised hard drive
Now i know the big number on the front of the box isnt completely acurrate and drives are usally a few GB smaller than the advertised size, However i just purchased a 160GB drive and to my horror once windows had installed it was showing as 127GB, thats 33GB missing!! is this likely to be a problem with windows reporting the drive size or is it more likely that the drive is missing 33GB?
If it is just windows will i be able to use the missing 33GB or is there some trickery i can perform to get a more accurate reading, also are there any tool sout there that may be more accurate. I have tried searching both the forums here and google for hese answers but with no luck :( any help much apriciated cause if there really is that much space missing this drive is going back.