Intel Mac :: How To See Hard Drive Capacity / Usage

May 10, 2012

My Mac has only 4 GB memory.Do I need to increase it to run Lion? Is Lion a big improvement over OS X?

iMac, iOS 4.3.3

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Intel Mac :: Hard Drive Filling To Capacity At Extremely Accelerated Rate

Apr 4, 2012

The hard drive on my iMac is filling to capacity at an extremely accelerated rate. In order to have functionality, I had to delete some unnecessary files and used WhatSize to try and determine the culprit. When backing up my hard drive yesterday, Mail was showing to be 91G.The hard drive filled up again a few minutes later so I copied iTunes to an external drive for safe keeping freeing up 85G.

By this morning that was gone as well so I copied contents of Pictures over to external hard drive freeing up 189G. Mail is now up to 244G on my 500G hard drive. I rebooted at that point to see if that would stop the growth and it has currently, but it may start again. WhatSize says there are no duplicates. I am receiving and sending the same amount of mail that I usually do on a daily basis, so that is not the problem.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Mail

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IMac (Intel) :: Hard Drive Usage Reports Differ

Jun 24, 2014

My 2011 21.5" iMac has a 1TB hard drive. In the Finder, it reports 238GB used, 744GB available. But, in Disk Utility and in DiskWave analyzer, it shows 460GB used. "About this Mac" reports 460GB used with 206GB of "backup" that is not there (not invisible files, not showing up in detail reports). When DiskWave reports 460GB used, the detailed list of files & apps only adds up to 238GB - a mystery in that it cannot show the extra "used" space, but only reports free space as 539GB thus not accounting for the remainder. How can I reconcile these differences?

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MacBook Pro :: Have 500GB Hard Drive - What New Drive Should I Get To Increse Capacity

Mar 4, 2010

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Mac Pro :: 1st Gen Mac Pro - Hard Drive Capacity?

Aug 5, 2010

I've just bought a 1st gen Mac Pro (1,1 A1186) and fully tested it - everything OK. I then proceeded to put in 3 new SATA drives into the empty bays - 2 x 1TB and 1 x 2TB - making 4.25TB in total.

I'm now getting various sorts of weird behaviour - slow booting & shutting down, certain volumes disappearing and reappearing in the finder, and even full-blast fans and flashing power light. The 2TB drive is partitioned into 3 volumes, and this is the one that seems to be giving all the problems.

I now understand that Apple stated a 2TB total limit on these machines on launch. Is there any way around this?

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Desktops :: Mac G5 Hard Drive Capacity

Sep 18, 2008

I have a G5 dual 2.5 mhz and want to upgrade the hard drives. Is there a limit to the size drive I can install, or my system will recognize? I'm looking at 2 x 1TB.

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Mac Pro :: Getting Close To Hard Drive Capacity

Sep 11, 2009

I work on a Mac Pro, and have recently been getting close to the Hard Drives capacity, so after backing up files, I freed up around 5Gb of space, only to notice this decrease in size as the day goes along. I currently have 2.96Gb free. I've not downloaded any files or applications that would use up this amount of space. We store all our work on a central server, which is also close to capacity, having just 1Gb left from the 370Gb available. Just wondered what might be using up the hard drive space I have available, whether it's anything to do with the server we're connected to, and if there's any way of recovering the used space?

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Mac Pro :: Maximum MP(2006) Hard Drive Capacity?

Nov 29, 2010

So, I have a 2006 model MacPro. Currently, I have (3) 500GB hard drives and (1) 750GB hard drive.

I would like to possible add a 2TB or at least 1.5TB internal hard drive to it (I have so much clutter with my external drives already)

I called Apple and they said that model only went to 750GB....

Is there really a limit? It's a SATA drive so I figure it would keep going? has anyone had any luck with larger drives??!

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PowerPC :: Maximum Hard Drive Capacity For G4

Jan 8, 2009

I just purchased a Mac mini g4 1.5ghz and it came with a 120gb hd does anyone know the max hd capacity I can put into it?

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Mac Mini :: MM Hard Drive Real Capacity?

Mar 13, 2009

Just received the latest Mac Mini with 320gb hard drive option. When I check "About this Mac", it shows a max capacity of 298.09gb. I feel ripped for 22gb. Anyone know what gives?

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MacBook :: Limit On Hard Drive Storage Capacity?

Oct 11, 2010

Is there a limit on the storage capacity that a 2007 MacBook can use? Also would a 12.5 mm high drive fit?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Capacity And Available Space Info

Aug 14, 2009

I have a Macbook PRO 17" with a 160GB hard drive. When I click on the "Macintosh" icon on my desktop and "get info" it says that my capacity is 148.73GB and that I've used 134.28GB only leaving me 14.45GB of availability. For the life of me I can't figure out how the 134GB is calculated. If I click on my username and "get info" the folder size is 103GB. So where is the other 30GB used up at?

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Hardware :: Maximum EMac Hard Drive Capacity

Apr 5, 2008

G4 eMac 1.25, OS 10.4.11 What maximum capacity of internal hard drive can I put inside my eMac? 250 Gb drives (in NZ) are selling for under 40c/Gb, and I definitely need to increase the hard drive size in the eMac.

The present installed HD in the eMac is a Seagate Barracuda ST340015A, manuf. 2003
Capacity: 37.27 GB
Revision: 3.01
Serial Number:5LACNJ0R
Its spindle speed is 5800 rpm, whereas most modern drives are 7200 (or faster). Will that affect any proposed hard drive change?

eMac details:
Machine Name: eMac
Machine Model: PowerMac6,4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
CPU Speed: 1.25 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory:768 MB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.2f1

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MacBook Pro :: Mid 2010 Missing Hard Drive Capacity?

Apr 5, 2012

i have a problem with my mid 2010 macbook pro , it is showing as i have 15gb left out of my 250gb hd , but i cannot see where it has gone , have downloaded disk inventory and scanned and at the top it is showing as my hd is 119gb or has used a total of 119gb not sure but either way system files etc would not be the rest?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Hard Drive Capacity Displays Incorrectly?

Jun 7, 2012

I have been using Parallels Desktop for a while now and I was trying to free up some space on my hard drive.  I deleted the parallels.log file which was approx. 45 GB in size.  Upon emptying my trash, it was still in use by a service.  So I forced it to delete by choosing secure erase trash.  It took too long so I was going to stop the service and remove it without securely erasing it. However when I cancelled the process, it took even longer.  I had 45 GB free of a 500 Gb hard drive before I started and I was wanting to free enough for a Windows Bootcamp with a 60 GB HDD for development purposes.  After it finished, the finder was stating that I had 37.5 GB free.  Upon investigation and running the daily weekly and monthly scripts as well as Onyx to empty the trash again.  I was still showing the same amount.  As I removed other items I no longer needed the free space increased.  I ran disk utility to verify permissions and the disk, but upon running a gui program to find large files, it only stated that my drive was ~465 GB, which since it is usually 499.97 GB this is obviously where my problem is.  How can I get my Mac to rediscover that lost hard drive space?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 15" Core i7, 4 GB DDR3, Oct. 2010

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OS X Yosemite :: Hard Disc Drive Capacity Display

Dec 11, 2014

How do I contact Apple software technicians to inform them of a bug/defect in their Yosemite software?  When I attempt to find

out how much of my hard disc drive has been used, that is the capacity state - then I receive an incorrect graphic display.  I only have used a small amount of the capacity and I certainly do not have that much in the way of programs.  The graphic

display does not match the text.  The test is correct. I certainly do not have 369 GB in programs!

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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MacBook Air :: Compatible Portable Hard Drive With High Capacity

Oct 30, 2010

I am looking for a portable hard-drive which matches low-weight and great capacity. I would like to use it for TimeMachine and as a collector for movies, photos, songs and DMGs. There are any hard drive which matches my needs at the Apple's store?! Next question, which file-system is better to use: Fat or Apple's ?!

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Mac Pro :: High Capacity Hard Drive / Video Card Recommendations?

Aug 6, 2009

So the time has come that I bought a 5D Mark II and have begun editing a lot of HD footage, and my Mac Pro's current hard drive setup will not suffice. My current setup: Bay 1 = WD Raptor X 150GB 10,000RPM (OS, Final Cut Studio 2, Adobe CS3, etc) Bay 2 = Apple-supplied WD 320GB 7200RPM (Music/iPhoto libraries, small Windows partition) Bay 3 = Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM (Media dump/scratch disk for editing, as well as my spillover Applications folder, etc) Bay 4 = Empty I'm looking to revamp this setup, as I'm struggling in many ways. First off, my main boot drive being the Raptor 10,000RPM was a dumb idea. Yes, it is faster, but I can't install the full OS X, FCS2, CS3 packages and my regular cornucopia of apps without leaving ~1-5GB free. I feel that this kills any speed gain because the drive is full to the brim, and for such a minimal speed increase I'm working with a very very low ceiling of free space. I'm considering ditching this and going with a bigger 7200rpm drive so I don't have to worry about running with a filled up drive again. Here's my idea. I was thinking of getting a 1 or 1.5TB 7200RPM drive to run the OS on and also store my footage, keep all my applications, downloads, etc. Then I could move my 150GB Raptor X out to bay 4 and make that my project scratch disk for video editing(not sure it'd be big enough for larger projects). And then if I had any money left, I would axe the 320 and put another 1TB in its place. Or I could save money and get that new nVidia card for the Mac Pro (I still have the stock HD2600).

I boot windows and play games, but rarely. Would this upgraded video card help with video editing or rendering effects significantly enough to justify the ~$400 pricetag? Or should I save my money and buy camera equipment? More importantly, any recommendations for the quickest/most reliable 1-1.5TB drive out there? or should I avoid them? I don't want to spend a ton of money so I'm not looking to do expensive RAID setups or anything, i'm not editing uncompressed.

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Replacement (Supported Maximum Capacity)

May 30, 2010

I bought my Macbook Pro in February or March of 2006 and it's still running strong. The hard drive, however, is full and I'd like to get a new, larger, faster one. I'm aware that I need a SATA drive and that it's form factor should be 2.5". I'm also aware that the max transfer rate for my drive is 1.5 Gb/s, can I use one that is 3.0 Gb/s? I think the current drive is 4200 or 5400 RPM, can I use one that is 7200RPM (this computer is mostly used while on AC power)? What about maximum capacity? Are there any limitations due to BIOS or the motherboard? Here is the drive I'm looking at, please let me know if this will work or if you have a similar, better solution.

Here are some of the specs from my MBP:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.2f10

Capacity: 100.03 GB (100,030,242,816 bytes)
Revision: AS024B
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32

I'm looking for at least a couple of different peoples' opinions, or if you have a link that points to replacement HD requirements that would also be very helpful.

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Mac Pro :: Biggest Capacity Hard Drive Can Install Into Early 2009

Jun 1, 2012

I am slowly getting to the limit of my 2tb hard drive and would like to purchase the largest drive possible. It is mainly for my itunes library. So if i can split the library into seperate parts easily i could just buy another 2tb. Would like to hear suggestion about sizes of hard drives compatible with early 2009 mac pro or hints on how to split itunes library into diff parts.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.2), its actually OS X 10.7.3

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Intel Mac :: Increase Hard Disk Capacity In 2011?

May 5, 2012

I have Mid 2011 iMac of 500GB hard disk capacity. Is it possible to add/increase the hard disk capacity internally, say add another 500GB or replace it with 1 TB drive?

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OS X :: Incorrect Hard Drive Usage - Higher Than Estimation

Dec 4, 2009

OS X is telling me my 500 gig Hard Drive has 430 gig used. Which is about 130 gig higher than my estimation. What Size, OmniDiskSweeper and Disk Inventory X all report around 300 gig being use. How I can reclaim this approximate 130 gig? I have rebooted and repaired permissions.

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Mac Mini :: Maximum Supported Capacity - Upgrading Internal Hard Drive

Jan 9, 2009

Alright I have a current rev Mini 1.83ghz, and want to upgrade the stock 80gb HD, wondering if this drive will work. [URL]. I want the 7200RPM, but wasn't sure 3.0GB would work on the intel controller, thinking it may only support 1.5GB. Also, when I reinstall leopard, does it allow me to format the drive to HFS+ or how would I do this?

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Software :: Hard Drive Space - Discrepancy In Actual Usage

Oct 15, 2008

My MacBook Pro recently shows I am using about 130 GB of its 233 GB hard drive capacity. When I add the GB's of all its constituent folders, I only see 75 GB being used. What has happened, and how can I resolve this. I've run Disk Utility, and the disk and permissions check out fine. (On my G5, everything adds up, and I've just noticed this discrepancy in the last week.)

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MacBook Pro :: Largest Capacity Hard Drive My Macbook Pr 15" I5 Can Support?

Oct 31, 2010

what's the largest capacity hard drive my macbook pr 15" i5 can support ?

could you guys also please get me some links ? preferably from Amazon

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Intel Mac :: Installed A New Hard Drive In 20" (2006) And Now The Hard Drive Does Not Show Up?

Mar 9, 2012

I have just installed a new hard drive in my imac intel 20" (2006) and upgraded the memory and now the hard drive does not show up in the 'select destinations' folder of the install program. I can see the hard drive in the disk utilities window however it wont let me do anything.It is a seagate 1TB SATA II drive however it is displaying it as a 7.3 TB.I have tried to erase and partition and get the same error message each time, 'Input/Output error'.
I have tried starting the thing with the install disk which is Mac OS X (Tiger?) which came with the computer


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Intel Mac :: How To Transfer All Data From Old Internal Hard Drive To A New Internal Hard Drive?

Feb 10, 2012

How do I transfer all data from my old internal hard drive to a new internal hard drive? I have an iMac with a 320gb internal HD that is full and I am replacing it with a 2tb internal drive. I have several external drives; 1 tb, 2tb and 3 tb. The 2 tb is being used for Time Machine. Do I have to buy an enclosure? If so, where would I get an inexpensive one? I also want to partition the new internal drive for Windows, and I'm not sure how much space to use for that. I plan to use Windows to check my work in PowerPoint created on my Mac for clients on PCs.

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Intel Mac :: Using External Hard Drive As Both A Boot Drive And Timemachine Backup?

Mar 8, 2012

My internal 1TB hard drive on my iMac is dead and I don't have the money to replace it at the moment. I have everything backed up on an external 1TB drive using Time Machine. As a workaround for the time being,Is there any way I can install the system on the external drive and use that as the boot drive without erasing the Time Machine Backups?  It seems to me I would have to have two partitions for the external drive, one for the system, and one for Time Machine. But is there any way to add a partition without erasing the existing one with Time Machine only on it?  

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Intel Mac :: Retrieve Old Emails From An External Drive After A Hard Drive Crash?

Jul 5, 2012

I was using Mail I have set up my email again, so I don't want to lose anything currently in my inbox, but want to retrieve old messages and addresses.  Running 10.6.8 OS.

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MacBook Pro :: Finding High Capacity 2.5" Hard Drives?

Jun 29, 2009

About a year ago I was told that high capacity 2.5" hard drives couldn't really exist because they would fry up really quickly. (i.e. 1tb and such) Has anything changed since? Are they going to come out soon? If I recall the rep I was speaking to said wait a year.


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