Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to oldtrooper)
Open Disk Utility, what shows for Drives, Partitions & sizes there?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 2:34 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Ive been a windows guy since PCs went from the DOS cmd prompt screen to todays wiindows7. Apple is a little forgein in how to get things done, but the concepts seem the same. I am not having any difficulty with the Mac Mini, but in the PC world I have gotten into the habit of checking the HD properties frequently. So when I looked at the Apple and saw these low numbers for a TB drive, well on my PC I would be worrying. I guess before panic sets in I am wondering if this is some sort of software protocol Apple has on the fusion drive where disk priority has been taken out of the hands of he user.
Anyway I looked at the Disk Utility which shows a hierachial(sp) Macintosh HD.
The first level, Macintosh HD shows TYPE as Logical Volume Group, 1.12 TB capacity which shows 0 TB avaiablity and that 1.12 are used
The next level down, Macintosh HD is TYPE logicial Partition Disk, with a capacity of 1.12 TB, Availabie 9.2 and used 25.42
I could not see any option that would give a graphic view of either the solid state or hard disk drive. Experience has taught me not to venture into the REPAIR or RESTORE options until I need to
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 9:11 PM (in response to oldtrooper)
Doesn't sem right but when you said 9.2, could it be .92TB??? 25.42 what?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Double checked the numbers
Capacity: 34.62 GB
Available: 4.85 GB
Used: 29,770,559,488 bytes (29.77 GB on disk)
I know in windows 7 I can go to the disc and change the partition size, disc letter etc etc. Is there a similar spot on the Mac Mini?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 10:31 PM (in response to oldtrooper)
I purchased the Mac Mini online from Apple and it was delivered around November22. Save from a few files and photos there is little Ive done and no one else has touched it since the factory. Maxed the Chip set, the memory and the upped the drive to 1TB Fusion (because I liked the Fusion idea)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 10:51 PM (in response to oldtrooper)
Not sure what this means or where we are now... did you solve it?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to BDAqua)
No the problem not solved. I had added some background info to my situation but i may have caused more confusion.
The problem persists and last night I had a popup tell me that my free space on my startup disk was dangerously low. I checked the drive and it had something like 750 +/- MB left.
The problem seems to be that I only have access to about 35 GB on my 1 TB disc and I do not know why it is not accessing the rest of the drive. As I mentioned the Mac is new out of the box, so it not like there has been a lengthy time where something could have happened.
I am not sure if its as serious as a faulty drive or as simple as increasing the partition. I latter I have no idea how to do.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to oldtrooper)
Sorry forgot to mention the "this solved my problem" i must have touched this area when sending the message. I am using a trackpad and its quite sensitive.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to oldtrooper)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to oldtrooper)
You might try booting into your Recovery HD and doing a Verify Disk on your Fusion drive. If there are errors, do a Repair Disk. This discussion link showed a couple of solutions. One being the Repair Disk and the other a back up using Time Machine; then a reinstall of OS X.