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a9205
Aug 28, 2009, 05:29 PM
Hi guys, basically i own an iMac early 2008, and basically i bought 10.6 and i wanted a clean install, so subsequently i erased my hd before installing 10.6 via utilities.
I somehow saved 30GB of course snow leopard uses 6-8gb less than 10.5 however it doesnt seem right. Before when i fresh installed an os my hd had 297gb available (prior to os install) however when i erased the hd i had 319Gb available prior to os on a 320gb hd.
sorry for the length buy did i by erasing the hd delete some apple diagnostics or something else that is important



celticpride678
Aug 28, 2009, 05:32 PM
Leopard counted data in a GiB format. Snow Leopard counts data in GB format. That's why it was always 30+ GB's off from the hard drives actual amount. Now, it would be the actual hard drive amount (250 GB Hard Drive= 250 GB shown in Disk Utility). It does not mean there is more space, just a more accurate way of information. Please search as this has been posted many times before.

rkdiddy
Aug 28, 2009, 06:26 PM
Leopard counted data in a GiB format. Snow Leopard counts data in GB format. That's why it was always 30+ GB's off from the hard drives actual amount. Now, it would be the actual hard drive amount (250 GB Hard Drive= 250 GB shown in Disk Utility). It does not mean there is more space, just a more accurate way of information. Please search as this has been posted many times before.

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