Folder Size Discrepancy

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by tey112, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. tey112 macrumors member

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    I have a folder on an external drive, formatted to exFAT, that has the following description from get info. I'm running 10.8.2 on an Air, but I doubt that matters.

    Size: 1,893,552,665 bytes (6.36 GB on disk) for 8,777 items

    What's up with the huge difference? Is it because of exFAT?

    Thanks
     

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  2. blesio macrumors regular

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    It depends on the cluster size, if the cluster size is very big and you have a lot of small files then there might be a very big difference....
     
  3. tey112 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. It probably has to do with it being a ~1.74TB partition. I don't have to worry about running out of space yet, but would the way to fix that be to make a couple smaller partitions?
     

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