Deduped Drive space response
10 April, 2020 at 2:22 am #2815
I’ve noticed that the LOGICALDRIVES drive space isn’t consistent on disks that are deduped.
The graph does look about right but not the drive details.
Here is my .ini code:
LOGICALDRIVES=active:1,interval:5,chart:bar linear 100 7 75,row-text:%1: (%2) %3,display:%6[1.0B]B / %5[1.0B]B (%7[1.0f]% used)
I’ve attached an example of what DesktopInfo is showing and what the OS is showing for space left.
10 April, 2020 at 9:52 am #2822
I notice all of the disks are off. The numbers don’t seem to add up. Do you have quotas active? Do you run it as Admin?0
13 April, 2020 at 12:55 pm #2832
No quotas active and always run DI as Admin.
13 April, 2020 at 1:38 pm #2833
I note that the DTI LOGICALDRIVES display uses decimal bytes by default (that’s how the manufacturers quote it) and the Windows “This PC” display uses binary bytes. If you convert the decimal bytes of DTI to binary bytes, you get the same figures that Windows is displaying. It’s easy to pick it up when the numbers are GB or MB but when it’s 1TB, the rounding is hiding it.
Try changing the LOGICALDRIVES display to binary bytes and the numbers will make sense.
The default is:
display:%6[1.0B]B/%5[1.0B]B (%7[1.1f]% used)
Change it to:
display:%6[1.1g]B/%5[1.1g]B (%7[1.1f]% used)
You should see about 1090GB for drive E: and the others will also match up.
Note that I’m using the lower case ‘g’ in the format string.
- This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by Glenn.
13 April, 2020 at 11:09 pm #2835
Hmmm, still not quite right. The labels are no longer correct (TB, GB, etc).
14 April, 2020 at 7:13 am #2838
check the manual under the section “Transforming Numbers”. have a play with it. when you use the best fit, it will append the unit. when you use something else, you need to append the unit. You can try the binary terabyte: display:%6[1.1t]TB/%5[1.1t]TB or the binary best fit with decimal place: display:%6[1.1b]B/%5[1.1b]B0
15 April, 2020 at 12:14 am #2842
%6[1.0b]B / %5[1.0b]B
Appears to work quite nicely for the At-A-Glance display.