ssd + hdd (hdd has 8/9folders and approx. 40 files 852mb) need help asap

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  1. 604skyline macrumors newbie

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    hello,

    I bought a brand new 27" imac in mid july, with the 256ssd + 2tb hdd. I have never put anything on the hdd, and was just exploring the machine the other day, I was in disk utility and clicked macintosh hd 2 which is the name of the hdd and it says that there is 8 or 9 folders on the drive as well as approx 40 files and 852.xx mb is on there as well. Now I have never put a single thing on the drive is that just from the formating of mac os extended journaled or should there actually be zero things on there straight out of the box?

    I hope my question is not to confusing if I need to clarify, I can and will.

    Thank you for your time and help.
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    There will always be things like the directory of the hard drive, Spotlight index, icons, information about folder sizes and so on.
     
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Most of that is format info. What am I? Where do I put stuff, etc?
     
  4. 604skyline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks very much for the prompt replies.

    did not realize that this should be the case on a brand new drive though? as i say, i havent had a single thing on there yet, that is why I am confused as to why there is already files/folders taking up space.
     
  5. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Well what are the names of the files and folders?
     
  6. 604skyline thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do i view them? yes this is a legitimate question.
     
  7. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Open a terminal window.
    Navigate to HD:
    cd /Volumes/whateveryoucalledit

    Then run ls -al and press return.
    It will list all the files and folders.
    You should have at least a ., .., .DS_Store and a few others.

    If you are worried, and apparently you are, just erase and reformat it. Formatted capacity is less than advertised capacity as it HAS to write info to the drive to make it readable. It isn't just blank, ever.
     
  8. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Or open finder and goto the driven and see if there is any stuff visible
     
  9. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Why didn't I think of that?
     

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