Originally posted here by cross Usually when you format a new drive, it will show up slightly smaller then what it should. I'm not sure why this happens, mabey some one else knows why, but i know it DOES happen. I work on formatting drives all the time.
I am not 100% sure, but after screwing with windows partions from my Linux disc, I think the slightly smaller space is used for the swap file. The swap file is a part of the HD that is used to store temporary info for processing, I am also think thats what actual file processing goes through.
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