Originally Posted by name='MikeEnIke'
You want a program like Partition Magic to partition it or am I misunderstanding?
misunderstanding matey, i dont want to partition format or anything.
when you buy say a 80GB hard drive, put it in, format it, it wont say there is 80GB space free, it will say something like 74.5GB free.
This is because hard drive manufactorers measure space in base 2 (i think) and we count in base 10. Therefor there is always a difference. i think you always loose 7% of the advertised space. not 100% sure though and my maths suck at 11pm (well, they always suck)
I'm trying to work out how much space i would loose with 4 500gb hard drives. in other words 2048Gb of space. I have a feeling i would loose around the 200GB mark.