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My 500GB Lacie harddrive says it full too

It says there only 18MB of free space left, but there's no way this is right.
when i delete some information of the drive, more free space comes available.. but i don't get it, if i add all the stuff thats on harddrive, i only come to around 150GB.

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  • kevincondera Jun 19, 2009

    well, i fixed it myself, got out my east-tec eraser program, wiped the free space clean, solved the problem

  • kevincondera Jun 19, 2009

    solved the problem with east-tec eraser, just wiped the free space clean, fixed it, thx

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Way too little information to solve this problem. Operating system and connection type are good places to start. errors if any during installation, startup, or during connection also would help. format type and OS format type and if it was previously used on a different type of system like mac to pc or linux/unix.

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