Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by intoxicated662, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. intoxicated662 macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    I've got an iMac 22" desktop that I purchased last year (August 2010) and was wondering about the hard drive. The box states it came with a 500gb hd. However, when I check Home (the name I gave it) Information it states "capacity: 999.53 GB" and available "110.3 GB" which means 889.23 gb on disk. I'm confused, can someone please explain this to me?

    When I click on About This Mac, Get more information and under Serial-ATA it has this:

    Intel 5 Series Chipset
    Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
    Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-40V6A0

    Capacity: 499.76 GB (499,763,888,128 bytes)
    Available: 110.33 GB (110,329,073,664 bytes)
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
  2. chris98vf macrumors regular


    Mar 3, 2010
    go into the system profiler (apple logo in upper left corner, about this mac, more info) and then click on the Serial ATA section on the left hand side. This will show you the exact model # of your hdd. Google the part# and it will let you know exactly what you have. It may be a corrupt partition or more than likely a glitch. If everything works ignore it. If you can't sleep at night because of it do a system restore and see if it's still there then restore from backup.

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