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Default SSD Size question - 02-05-2009, 02:59 PM

How can you find out in ubuntu what size your SSD is?

In the disk usage analyzer I'm seeing total filesystem capacity 6.8GB (5.3GB used 1.5GB available).

In filesystem properties under contents it says 2.5GB used and 598.1MB free space.

I ordered this mini off of dell's refurb site with a 4GB SSD but the disk usage analyzer is making me think I got an 8GB.
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Default Re: SSD Size question - 02-05-2009, 03:10 PM

I remember this problem when I first got my Ubuntu Mini back in November. That disk usage program counts the SSD twice.

Boot into the BIOS setup -- it will tell you what size drive you really have.


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Default Re: SSD Size question - 02-05-2009, 08:19 PM

also (please correct if i'm wrong), if a drive is compressed, it'll show as being twice the actual size, right?
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Default Re: SSD Size question - 02-05-2009, 08:42 PM

No, its physical size would still be reported correctly. And compression that's mentioned in relation to the Mini 9 is a Windows issue, as Dell ships their systems with compression turned on; file compression is a feature of NTFS and the OS.


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