Late 2010 13" Reports larger Hard Disk than it has

scottrichardson

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Original poster
Jul 10, 2007
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Ulladulla, NSW Australia
Hi all,

I'm having an issue with my 2010 Mac Book Air 13" 2.13Ghz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM 256GB SSD. Running 10.8.2.

The finder is reporting that I have 250GB remaining on my disk, and that I have used 20GB of storage (total 270GB), even though I actually have about 160GB of files on my 256GB SSD.

Any ideas.

Scottie
 

scottrichardson

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 10, 2007
496
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Ulladulla, NSW Australia
ergh, and I have a process called mds which is chewing all of my CPU and making my mac run super slow!

Could this be time machine related? Or perhaps the fact that I auto mount my NAS (Drobo) on startup?
 

marzer

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Nov 14, 2009
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Colorado
ergh, and I have a process called mds which is chewing all of my CPU and making my mac run super slow!

Could this be time machine related? Or perhaps the fact that I auto mount my NAS (Drobo) on startup?
Mds is Spotlight. Has to do with indexing the drives. Its best to leave the machine powered up and awake until its completed. Then subsequent indexing will go much quicker.

For the hard drive size discrepancies, make sure you have a good backup performed. Then you might consider repartitioning and restoring the drive. If it shows these issues after that it could be the drive is failing. Do you have Applecare?
 
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