where is my free space on a drive going


Logical Ron

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I have a redundant storage backup system which consists of a source drive which is copied and synced to 3 other drives of the same size. The source drive and 2 copy drives are the same exact drive brand/model and size, the 3rd drive is a portable SeaGate drive with the same size as the other drives, 2 TB.

I use GoodSync to copy the files in the source drive to each backup drive so according to GoodSync it copies left to right and deletes any files on the storage drives that has changed on the source. For some reason the source drive says I have 1.34 TB of free Space, on the 3 copy drives it say 1.27 TB free space. I can't see or find any differences.

It's not that I need the free space, I have plenty and I know my storage system is overkill but it is how I want it.

I just don't understand why the source drive has 1.34 TB free space and the 3 drives that should have an exact copy of the source dive has 1.27 TB free space.

Is there a best program that would let me look and see any differences on each drive?
 
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Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.3155

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.3155
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    I built my system
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Core
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard
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    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz CL36 Intel XMP iCUE
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    Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G (rev. 2.0)
    Sound Card
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    (2) Samsung S24E310HL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitors
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    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (3) SAMSUNG Electronics 870 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD for storage
    (1) Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for OS
    PSU
    Corsair RM750e Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply
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    Carbide Series™ Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case
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    Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler
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    Logitech K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    680 Mbps
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    Chrome as default with Firefox as well
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    Avira Pro
I wouldn't worry about that small difference, Windows sometimes doesn't report all the files on the boot/system drive, may be hidden. Haven't used GoodSync so don't know how it reads a drive.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Look at my username.......lol I can't just forget it... it has to make sense to me and I have to know what is going on in 99.9% of things.........lol


Thanks for your reply
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    I built my system
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Core
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz CL36 Intel XMP iCUE
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G (rev. 2.0)
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (2) Samsung S24E310HL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (3) SAMSUNG Electronics 870 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD for storage
    (1) Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for OS
    PSU
    Corsair RM750e Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Carbide Series™ Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case
    Cooling
    Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    680 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome as default with Firefox as well
    Antivirus
    Avira Pro

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    I built my system
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-12700KF Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Core
    Motherboard
    MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz CL36 Intel XMP iCUE
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX™ 3060 GAMING OC 12G (rev. 2.0)
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (2) Samsung S24E310HL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    (3) SAMSUNG Electronics 870 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD for storage
    (1) Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD for OS
    PSU
    Corsair RM750e Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Carbide Series™ Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case
    Cooling
    Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE CPU Air Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    680 Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome as default with Firefox as well
    Antivirus
    Avira Pro
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