Re: wtf 52 gigs lost.
Formatting. It happens to every hard drive, and there is no fix for it as far as I know. My 250 gig hard drive registers as 232 gigs in Windows. My 500 gig registers as 465. I think it has something to do with the conflict on what a gigabyte really is. Some say 1024 megabytes, some say 1000 megabytes.
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