500gb time capsule owners!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by vig1116, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. vig1116 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
    ok, i have backed up and erased my TC like 20 times already cause i am trying to get it to work with xbox 360. i noticed my max storage is now 476.9gb. i could have sworn when i first plugged it in it said 489 total. am i going nuts or am i wasting space each time i erase HD. please let me know what all or your TC storage capacity reads guys..... thanks!!!!
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    Why do you keep erasing it? It will never be 500. The formatting requires a certain portion of the hard drive.
  3. vig1116 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
    i keep erasing it cause i am ANAL!!!!!!!!!! lol i was so infatuated with getting my xbox to work that it always interrupted the initial backup so i thought it might have screwed something up, so i started over. and before you say it, yes i should have fooled with the router settings before i started time machine, but i was excited to get TC so i wanted to do everything at once, so just get off my back about it ok??? lmao just kidding, i know i am a putz for erasing it so many times but whats done is done :) and i know it will never be 500gb total, but losing 20 or 25 gigs i though was alot
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    I once bought a 750gb drive, and formatted I lost about 65gbs. Welcome to the wonderful world of Advertised vs. usable space.
  5. vig1116 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
    ok i feel better now, i knew i would lose space, but i coulda sworn at 1 point it said i had 489 free, but no matter what i did the most i could see now was 10 gig less. i must have been mistaken thanks guys
  6. surfervb macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2007
    My drive in my 500gb TC also shows up as having 476.9gb total capacity.
  7. vig1116 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
    surf, thats exactly what mine says in airport utility. but when i open time machine, it says 463.6...... what is that about?

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