View Full Version : Quick question re: available space.

02-21-2008, 11:48 PM
I'm going to be upgrading the drive in my MacBook Pro to a 320gb soon. Tonight I decided to try the clone process on a 320gb desktop drive I have laying around. I connected the drive to my MBP via usb bridge, and proceeded to clone the existing 120gb drive to the 320. Once the clone was complete I booted to it to verify it's contents, everything is there of course. However, in finder I'm getting conflicting results about how much space is available. If I click on the drive itself, there is 212gb available, but if I click on my home folder, documents, music, desktop, or pictures, it shows 164gb available. Why is this? Only the drive and the applications folder show the correct space available.

I can post screen captures if this doesn't make any sense, and my home folder has File Vault enabled, I suspect this has something to do with it.

02-22-2008, 01:06 AM
Here's a few shots of what I'm trying to understand. Booted to the "Test" drive.




Hope this helps.

02-22-2008, 10:42 AM
Because your Home folder is a FileVault volume with its own size...

02-22-2008, 11:50 AM
So why doesn't it take advantage of all the available space on the disk? Will it grow at some point and use the rest of the space?

02-22-2008, 01:43 PM
You'd have to ask Apple that question...

02-22-2008, 02:06 PM
Ok, I did some digging, turns out the File Vault folder grows dynamically, so when more space is needed it just acquires it.

Thanks for the great program!

Edit: or I can turn File Vault off and then turn it back on.