Hard Drive Will Not Gain Capacity After Formatting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ieani, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. ieani macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2006
    the states for now
    I have a 60GB Volume on my 160GB HDD formatted as MS-DOS to work with both windows and mac. But after uninstalling windows I decided to format it to work just with Macs so that I could get more space out of it. But after a few attempts at erasing and formatting I am still stuck with a 60GB volume only giving me 48GB. It is currently in Mac OS Extended format. Now my other Volume which is 100GB gives 99.88 GB in Mac OX Extended(Journaled). Why does my 60GB Volume still require 12 GB when not in the space wasting MS-DOS format? Thanks!
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Well remember with any OS...it takes a few gigs for itself to run(OSX being a hog). Do you have anything on the HDD at all?


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