After formatting a 500GB HDD using Windows XP(sp3) how much disk space should I expect to lose to the formatting process? After formatting my new internal hard drive it only displays it's total capacity to be 465.76 GB. That's a loss of 34.24 GB of disk space. Is this normal and to be expected?
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Hi newcomer and welcome to the Toms' hardware forum.
Usually the real space of a HD isn't the listened on the specifications, for your case the real space aren't the 500GB, is less, and with the format, the system use a little to save some information files.