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franktank
02-28-2009, 11:01 PM
I recently upgraded my 160gb drive to a wd3200bevt using sd to clone the original drive. Now the Mac HD has 149gb free space which is correct but when I look in finder at "Places" which contains desktop, home, applications, documents, etc... it says I only have 5.4gb available. Why the drastic difference between Macintosh HD and Places?? Also I made the clone while signed into the guest acct on my comp, which is what sd tells you to do, I use File Vault for my personal acct. So when logged into the guest acct there is no difference between Mac HD and Places both show 149gb available space.

dnanian
03-01-2009, 12:52 AM
Probably because FileVault is showing you information about the Vault, rather than the drive?

franktank
03-01-2009, 02:18 AM
Well the thing is, I tried to move my music file(40gb) from Mac HD to the desktop but it says there's not enough free space. So thats the thing I cant figure out why I dont have 149gb free everywhere?

dnanian
03-01-2009, 09:27 AM
This really sounds like something you should ask Apple, Frank: it seems to be an issue with FileVault.

franktank
03-03-2009, 06:40 AM
It was FV or SD's compatibility with FV. Had to free up a ton of disk space to turn it off (124gb). SD still works great tho. Thx big man.

dnanian
03-03-2009, 08:30 AM
Glad you're all set. Don't think it has anything to do with SD!'s "compatibility" with FV, because you weren't really using SD! :)