I recently purchased a LaCie d2 250GB FireWire800 drive and the capacity out of the box is ~232GB! I contacted LaCie about this and they responded with the following: 'Slightly different yardstick...' ! Ridiculous. I know this is SOP for these companies, but just because everyone dupes the public--doesn't make it right. This LaCie drive should be designated & marketed as a 232GB drive--because that's what it REALLY is. Period.