Searches on Google and the Apple forums didn't get me any answers or couldn't clarify this for me, hence this question.
I have two following external USB hard drives connected to my iMac:
- "Lacie1" with a capacity of 499.64GB, formatted as
- "Lacie2" with a capacity of 499.76GB, formatted as
Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
I copied all of the contents from Lacie1 to Lacie2 and to see if everything was copied well, I opened the show info dialog of both drives and noticed that there is an enormous difference in used disk space between the two:
- Lacie1: 221.357.604.864 bytes (221,36GB)
- Lacie2: 187.714.969.600 bytes (187,71GB)
To be sure I checked how many files are on each drive and they both contain 17297 parts.
Is this because of the formatting of the drives that there is such a difference in disk usage or is there indeed a 'problem'?
Any explanation is appreciated! :)