Wrong SSD free size reporting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andyjslin, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. andyjslin macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Canberra, Australia

    I've tried to MRoogle, google and search Apple discussions for the incorrect reporting of free space on my SSD. I have a Intel 330 series SSD (120 g) installed (with the SATA 1.5 link speed bug) and running Mountain Lion.

    The dekstop hard-drive icon displays that I have 114 gigs free, but the disk utility says that I have 59 gigs free. I was wondering why is there a large discrepancy?

    I also have TRIM enabled.
  2. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    It's just a bug, I think it has to do with flash storage that is on ssd, because my flash drives do the same thing. Nothing to worry about, at least that I know of


    Btw, my flash drives all said about half as much as it really is, like your ssd
  3. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    I've had this a few times, quite often it sorts itself out after a while
  4. kiantech macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    It has nothing to do with your SSD. It has to do with local TimeMachine backups. OSX will automatically delete these backups when space is needed, however if it bothers you can turn it off.

  5. renatorock macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2013
    Updated Java and all got normal

    I updated Java, and everything went back to normal

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