Different Space Free?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ipodlover77, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    Hey guys, just was curious about this problem i encountered. I have a scorpio blue 320gb, and according to the finder it says i have 295.39gb free but when i check i stat it says F 275.1gb. Ideas?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If you're running Snow Leopard, that's why.

    Snow Leopard shows HDD space in units of base 10, whereas iStat uses base 2. (base 10--> 1000MB=1GB, base 2--> 1024MB=1GB)

    Apple did this to make the OS show your HDD as advertised by manufacturers. That's why when you'd install a 500GB drive prior to Snow Leopard or with any other OS you'd only have ~488GB to start off with before.
  3. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    i see i see.
    thanks for the clear answer :D

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