Hard Drive Space Question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Stan, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Stan macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2003
    In system profile, the following information appears:


    Capacity: 55.89 GB
    Model: TOSHIBA MK6021GAS
    Revision: GA025B
    Serial Number: 53TG4404T
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    OS9 Drivers: Yes


    Capacity: 23.52 GB
    Available: 1.46 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s10
    Mount Point: /

    Can someone explain why the 60gb hard drive (55.89) is also listed as having a capacity of 23.52gb, with only 1.46gb available? And what can be done to incrfease the available space? The drive is not partitioned. Cheers

  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    And you're absolutely sure that there hasn't been an error whilst formatting, adding a single partition and left the rest as unused...???

    You don't say which Mac this is on... a very old machine may have limitations in the firmware (or hardware) which limits the amount of HD space it may utilize...
  3. Stan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2003
    Tibook G4 1Ghz, 10.3.7. Only two years old, if that. Sounds like I might have to reformat the wholed drive, but don't fancy that really. Any way of avoiding it?
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I would check what Disk Utility for unmounted partitions and see if the free space jives with System Profiler

    Also post the complete output of the following command run in terminal.
    diskutil list
  5. Stan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2003
    Printout from Terminal:

    diskutil list
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *55.9 GB disk0
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk0s1
    2: Apple_Driver43 28.0 KB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Driver43 28.0 KB disk0s3
    4: Apple_Driver_ATA 28.0 KB disk0s4
    5: Apple_Driver_ATA 28.0 KB disk0s5
    6: Apple_FWDriver 256.0 KB disk0s6
    7: Apple_Driver_IOKit 256.0 KB disk0s7
    8: Apple_Patches 256.0 KB disk0s8
    9: Apple_HFS 23.5 GB disk0s10
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *23.5 GB disk2
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk2s1
    2: Apple_HFS user 23.5 GB disk2s2
    [Powerbook:~] a******sa%

    The disk seems to be split in two, but I don't know why. I have not partitioned the drive. "Freespace" is using 30gb. Whenever I try to remove it using disk utility it just reappears.Any ideas?

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