Question about Maxtor One Touch III 500GB FireWire/USB2.0 External w/16M buffer Retail ****... 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I keep getting a message telling me that "the volume maxtor has 14% free space remaining". Does this mean it is running out of space and if so what can I do about it.

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  • onesuperb Oct 11, 2010

    I have considered that but if I delete it of the Maxtor will it also remove it from my iMac?

  • onesuperb Oct 11, 2010

    Bad news, everything I deleted from the Maxtor also were deleted from the iMac

  • onesuperb Oct 12, 2010

    My imac has 3/4 free space, the Maxtor is the external backup hard drive. At this
    point I have ordered a new backup with 1TB which should solve the space issue.
    In the mean time I will try the two programs you have selected. My next question is this, once I get me new external hard drive is it possible to complete erase everything off the Maxtor without connecting it to my mac because every time I delete something of the Maxtor it also deletes it off the imac.

  • onesuperb Oct 14, 2010

    I am in the process of compressing files and it seems to be working. Thank you.

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Hi ThIs DEFINITELY MEANS YOUR HARD DRIVE IS SHIRT OF SPACE NOW BY NO MEANS YOU CAN INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF YOUR DRIVE, BUT THERE IS AN ALTERNATE SOLUTION.FIRST OF ALL YOU MAYUSE A COMPRESSION UTILITY TO COMPRESS THE FILES YOU USE LEAST OFTEN.I RECOMMEND WINRAR FURTHERYOU MAY DOWNLOAD AUSLOGICS BOOT SPEED AD USE ITS DRIVE CLEANER TO REMOVE UNNECESSARY FILES SUCH AS TEMP AND LOG FILES JUNK FILES ETC.IT HAS A DUPLICATE FINDER WHICH WILL ALSO HELP YOU. IN THIS WAY YOU CAN RECOVEER LOT OF SPACE. THANKS

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Yes that means that it has 14% space left. Your only option is to delete/back up files off of it to a different media. If you go to my computer and right click the drive and select properties it will tell you exactly how full the drive is. If you need any further assistance please let me know. If you find this information helpful please take the time to accept/rate my solution accordingly and I can continue assisting you as well if you need it.
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    Lee A. Oct 19, 2010

    If you haven't already please accept/rate a solution that you have found helpful.
    Thanks again,
    Lee

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Base from the description of your problem YES it is already running out of hard drive space so what you can do here is to remove some files that you don't need from this hard drive to free some hard drive space.

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    Mark Gil Oct 11, 2010

    If its save to your maxtor it will only be deleted from it not from your MAC, just remove those things that you don;t really use or need.

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