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Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 250GB external drive question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tomdkat, Aug 15, 2007.

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  1. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I bought a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 250GB drive for a friend a few days ago. I was able to get it connected to a machine running Windows XP SP2 just fine and I could see the drive ok. I noticed about 18GB or so was "used" even though there was only one 73MB PDF file visible when I viewed the drive contents. The drive has 232GB of free space, I believe.

    I understand not all 250GB will be available for user data but is it reasonable for 18GB to be consumed by filesystem info?

    Thanks!

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