Hi kaz-k, please read the message again. It says: Re: I've got my old G5 hard drive set up in a caddy. This means it is no longer installed in the G5 iMac. Therefore, I STILL only have 250Gb of storage.
Yes, I would like a larger hard drive, but I don't have available cash.
Removing Apps will free verylittle space likely.
How much free space is on the HD, where has all the space gone?
OmniDiskSweeper is likely the easiest/best, and is now free...
And if needed, you can use Terminal to run it in admin mode to see files/folders your user can't see...
I'm running the hard drive through my 'new' machine. The old hard drive is mounted in a 'caddy.
There is barely a gb of space left on the drive after I transferred some Nikon photo files onto it. The entire batch didn't transfer and I got a message saying insufficient space to complete transfer.
It's only a 250Gb drive from my old Imac G5. I also have a LaCie 'Big Disk Extreme' (500Gb) which has a few Gb's of stuff on, but when last used, I got conflicting information from it.
I'm not clear on that last passage: to run it in admin mode to see files/folders your user can't see...
I am the ONLY user of this computer and any peripherals connected to it, so I see everything.
If you're just using the drive to store pics and for no other purpose then you can delete everything else.
If you're not booting off it or running any apps then you don't need the OS, Apps, or Users. I'd move my pics to one folder and delete everything else. Or better yet, if I could pull my pics off to another drive, then I'd do that, format the drive, then copy them back
No, I'm not loading into iPhoto. That will automatically send them to iCloud which I want to avoid because of Apple's charges for iCloud storage. I currently have 2.07 Gb used out of the 5gb allowance. I currently only store Mail, Reminders, Keychain and Safari to iCloud.
Given my recent photographic forays, I have amassed a considerable photo file. My iMac's actual shows me as having 101.2gb of available space out of 256Gb.
The drive in the caddy (removed from the old imac shows thus:
Available: 850.4 MB (850,440,192 bytes)
Capacity: 250.85 GB (250,845,450,240 bytes)
Mount Point: /Volumes/Hyperdrive
File System: Journaled HFS+
Ignore Ownership: Yes
BSD Name: disk1s10
Volume UUID: D6BF510D-B886-3011-BF56-562EC2E4ABCA
Media Name: Maxtor 6 L250S0 Media
Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Not Supported
whereas, the one in the current machine is thus:
Available: 101.03 GB (101,030,432,768 bytes)
Capacity: 249.2 GB (249,199,591,424 bytes)
Mount Point: /
File System: Journaled HFS+
Ignore Ownership: No
BSD Name: disk0s2
Volume UUID: 4DFD1A3E-8075-3461-B3F6-64E8A383EA29
Media Name: WDC WD2500AAJS-40VWA1 Media
Medium Type: Rotational
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified
You will notice that the Maxtor unit shows as : Ignore ownership: Yes.
and S.M.A.R.T. status: not supported (probably because it's from a machine which ran on Tiger)
It's really quite simple: both harddrives have approximately capacity of 250Gb. The one in the caddy is only very slightly larger than the one in my iMac. All I want to do is to transfer ALL my photographs from my iMac to the drive in the caddy so as to hopefully free up space on the iMac.
Yes, I do have a larger hard drive, with a capacity roughly equal the total capacity (500Gb) of the ones mentioned above. The problem with that one is that there are backups on it, but I was getting conflicting information from it.
On the one hand, it was telling me that it was full by way of it's own windowlet on the screen, but in the 'About this Mac/System report', I was getting information that I'd only used about 10 Gb of space. Which information do I trust?
Ostensibly, I would PREFER to transfer my pics to that LARGER capacity HD, and leave the old HD (the one in the caddy) 'AS IS'. Does that make better sense?
Unfortunately, it's under 'Users' on the caddied drive, that I find all the photos, like this:
Unfortunately, all the info under 'Backups' totals abot 90Gb, which were created when I was using Tiger, and that is space that I could use to store pics in. I've NEVER formatted a drive, and not about to even start.