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Message 919331 - Posted: 19 Jul 2009, 13:24:37 UTC

To Whom it May Concern:

As an artist I tend to not understand a lot of computer tech lingo, however I did pass Finite math and the Boinc user computer manager's explanation of Total Disc Usage is pretty well understood:

Total Disk Usage

(black circle) used by BOINC. 37.08 MB
(Gray circle) free, available to BOINC 199.96 GB
(white circle) free, not abailable to BOINC 85.68 GB
(Lt. Gray circle) used by other programs: 179.76 GB

I am confused and I would just like to know what I did wrong in the computer settings or Prefs file that you are not taking advantage of the almost two-thirds of my computer memory that I initially alloted you. Seti@home is the only project I have going on this computer at the time, so there should be no problem.

I would appreciate it if someone could help me with this by going through the settings with me on the phone or chat.

best,
Allan

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Message 919339 - Posted: 19 Jul 2009, 13:39:34 UTC - in response to Message 919331.

There is absolutely nothing wrong. SETI only uses as much disk space as it needs, and it doesn't need much.

The disk space settings are there for smaller hard drives or for projects with larger data files, to prevent them from taking too much hard drive space.
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