80g hard drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hotrod351, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2007
    Mohave Valley Arizona
    i have a western digital 80g hard drive i installed a month agog, works great but now i noticed that when i click on it and go to get info it says its only a 32g with 19 used and 13 available. i went to disk utility and it says its a 74g and i also verified permissions, also disk utility says its a 74g. when i open the activity monitor it says its only a 32g. i checked to see if i had some how partitioned it but nothing. what am i missing.
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Did you by any chance format it in PC (FAT) format? If so, it's possible it's in the wrong FAT flavor and as such is limited to 32GB.

    If this is what happened, you'd probably want to reformat it (if you don't use it with Windows, as HFS+, if you do as FAT32). If not, no suggestions.

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