I don’t know why, but when you format a drive using NTFS under Win2k or XP’s installer, it won’t let you format the whole thing. It insists on leaving 8 gigs of unpartitioned space at the end of the drive. I have no idea why this is.
Today I used Partition Magic to resize the NTFS partition to the full length of the drive and now I’m 8 gigs richer! Go me!