1TB (orig. 990GB) now only 934 GB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lgtw, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. lgtw macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Alaska
    #1
    I'm running a late-2009 iMac, and made a boot camp partition (tried to, at least) that was around 32-64 GB, and deleted it sometime in 2011.

    I ran Disk Drill 2, and it didn't find any lost partitions, which makes since because I deleted it, and disk utility is showing 150 GB of free space for a second partition (if I wanted to make a new one), but I only have 105 GB free according to Finder.

    Tl;dr
    Used: 834 GB
    Capacity: 934 GB
    Able to make a 150 GB partition, but only 100 GB of free space, how can I get that 50 GB back?

    Please help!
     
  2. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
    #2

    What does it say in disk utility for total capacity?


    if you have a way to backup your stuff thru time machine or another way i'd say reformat the drive and see what its reading then.
     
  3. lgtw, Mar 3, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012

    lgtw thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Alaska
    #3
    For total capacity is says 1 TB
     
  4. jman240 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    #4
    This is probably why

    So assuming 7% loss due to the math you have 1,000,000,000 * 0.93 = 930,000,000

    Apple changed the way they display sizes to compensate for this change. A 3.7GB thumb drive I have (technically 4GB) now shows up as 4GB in the finder.
     
  5. lgtw thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Alaska
    #5
    Sorry for the late reply:

    When I first got my hands on this iMac in mid-2010, it had a 990 GB capacity.
     

Share This Page