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Lacie 320 GB Hard Drive acting as if full when it's not.
Simplest solution: back up the data on the drive and repartition it (which will wipe it). Otherwise it sounds like it could be a problem with the file tree or structure of the drive, the configuration files could be corrupt, some program could have stored temporary files in a hidden place that cannot be deleted without making the program delete them, etc. If you are on a mac, spotlight Disk Utility and use it to repartition. If you are on a PC use the search thing from the start menu and find a program called disk management (or something similar to that, you'll know it when you see it.) external drives are annoying. i kick mine into the wall periodically for good measure.
on Jul 15, 2009
200 gb d2 extreme
The whining noise and the low clicking sound are indicate mechnical problem.
My recommendation to you is to backup all the important data you have on it ASAP before it will crash and you will not able to do it !!!!
on Aug 28, 2007
Hard drive is "full" though I only have 186G on it
here´s a thought!
You can try running chkdsk cause maybe your freespace is being reported incorrectly!
Open command prompt:
Go to Start->Run then type cmd and press enter
Run the chkdsk utility:
where x is the drive letter of the removable drive
at the prompt type chkdsk x: /f and press enter
now windows will scan for filesystem errors and fix any if found.
Also on another note, items in your recycle bin count towards the amount of used space!
hope this helps
on Jul 05, 2007
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