External HD Format Question...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by djcorrosive, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. djcorrosive macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm looking to format my external, which i did but one question under Info it says

    Format : Mac OS Extended
    Capacity : 999.86 GB
    Available : 999.28 GB
    Used : 579.4 MB on disk (579,424,256 bytes)

    What is the used space about? When it should be 100% empty?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    Might be because of the formatting or drivers that the drive provides etc. That's less than 600MB so don't worry about it
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #3
    You should be able to use something like Grand Perspective to see exactly what is on the drive. But I wouldn't worry about it.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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