Question with ssd/hdd setup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NjForumRider18, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. NjForumRider18 macrumors newbie

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    When I right click my SSD on the desktop to find out the size, it says 20 gig used, 90 gigs free. however, when I go into activity monitor, it shows 60 gig free, 50 gigs used? My hdd is both the same when I right click and activity monitor. This happen to anyone else with the dual drive setup?

    OWC mercury 3 ssd 120 gb, stock hdd. early 2011 17" mbp
     
  2. mjn298 macrumors regular

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    There was some software that would visualize your hard drive so you could see if some wonky stuff was going on (on Windows there would often be a massive page file or hibernation/restore file taking up a ton of space).

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    Another thing .. Time Machine might make random temp files that can be erased/overwritten if you need the space but activity monitor will report it as used even though to the end-user it is not.
     
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