Question My SSD is 500GB but windows reports 465GB, is this normal ?

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465GB on an advertised 500GB drive is absolutely normal and to be expected.
Not even a case of anything installed, or being 'formatted'.

They are all like this. 1TB = 931GB
2TB = 1.81TB
500GB = 465GB
250GB = 232GB
120GB = 111GB

Computer vs Human
Base 2 vs Base 10

There was even a lawsuit about this years ago. Hence the tiny print on the side of the box the drive came in, telling you this.
 

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