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Seagate Free Agent Pro Out Of Space

I received an error that says my Seagate Free Agent Pro (500 GB) has run out of space. I back up my main pc (C driv only) and purge files from the Free Agent which are deleted off my main PC. It says there are 11342 items stored (51.6 GB) and less than 2 MB left. When I look at my drive (right click/start/explore) it says the drive is 464 GB. (and full) I'm not sure if I should format the drive and start over or do I have a dead drive with less than a MB left for storage. My C drive is 275 GB right now. I'm not sure what the problem is as the drive is less than 2 years old. Any thoughts?

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Format backup drive and repartition to a single partition. do not backup programs unless you have clone disk.

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