So I have an old empty USB2 512Mb Flash Drive that I want to store a few sensitive files on. I would like to use Disk Utilities disk encryption feature. But once I do so and erase the drive and specify a strong password, disk Utility reformats it and it comes back with only 180mb free. There are no files on it that I can see . I would like to use the full 512mb on the disk. Is this a bug or does it have a purpose to reduce the drive's empty space like this? At this point I would rather not use any other 3rd party encryption program.