Disk Utility misreads free space on External drive

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  1. Wacek macrumors newbie

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    I am running Mac OS X 10.7.3.
    My Mac Hard Disk contains 40 GB and I want to back it up to an external HD partition of 80 GB. When I try to do that Disk Utility tells me that there is not enough space on the partition. When I check the partition with Disk Utility it tells me that there is 80 GB free space on it.
    I can do the backup successfully with Carbon Copy Cloner using the same 80GB partition but not with Disk Utility.
    Wacek
     
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Curious, do you have a lot of items in your trash when that drive is connected?
     
  3. Wacek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Disk Utility misreads free space on External drive

    No, I haven't a lot of items in the Trash.

    Wacek
     

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