Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 20, 2012, 09:55 AM   #1
Wicked1
macrumors 68040
 
Wicked1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey
2012 Base 13" MBA with 128SSD Question

Ok, so I am dropping the hammer and ordering a 2012 13" Base MBA with 8GB/128GB SSD

What is the amount of space that is left on the 128GB after you boot and configure the MBA on first use. I am trying to judge how much space I will have after I open the unit and register it. I am only planning on loading a small amount of apps that do not take up much space, the only large Application Suite will be MS Office 2011.

I really do not want to waste more money going for the 256 when I can get an after market larger for just a bit more $.
__________________
iPhone 5 16GB White
2012 MacBook Pro 13" 2.5/4GB/240GB SSD
iPad Air 128GB/LTE White
Wicked1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2012, 10:05 AM   #2
Wokis
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
I recall it being close to 100GB. After that you may be able to remove some uninteresting apps and use monolingual to remove language packs you don't intend to ever use.

I wouldn't worry though, as long as you have another place to store the bulk of your video/music/photo library (should you have a large one), 128GB will suffice for A LOT of software.
__________________
13" Macbook Air 2012, i5-3427U, Intel HD 4000, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD | iPad Mini 16GB White | iPhone 5 32GB Black
Wokis is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2012, 10:06 AM   #3
Flunkyturtle
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Almost exactly 100Gb left after configuring mine

Plenty of space
__________________
21.5" iMac 2011 i7 2.8 Ghz 12Gb Crucial Ram 1TB HDD + Thunderbolt external Crucial M4 SSD
Macbook Air 2012 1.8 Ghz i5 128Gb
Iphone 4S 64GB
Flunkyturtle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2012, 10:36 AM   #4
racer1441
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
I have the 11 inch. I've got the entire HD space used at 25GB. That includes all of OS X, The full Office suite, the full iWork package. About 2GB of work files, 5 years of e-mails, and I keep about 2 dozen audio and video podcasts.

The only real tweaks I have done is run Monolingual and deleted Garageband.
racer1441 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2012, 11:04 AM   #5
robdrj45
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: USA
Ditto...about 100GB free.
robdrj45 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2012, 11:54 AM   #6
falterego
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southern California
I've got a 2011 Mini with the 120GB drive in it right now (waiting for my BTO 2012 to arrive) and I have Office 2011, Adobe CS4 and CS5 suites (includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver), Parallels with a Windows 7 system (Including Office 2010 Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and a few other various programs (Chorme, Firefox, VLC kind of things). Both instances of Outlook have my 1GB and .75GB mailboxes cached, so another 3.5GB of email there. With all these things, my system still has 78GB free. I don't have any music on this system, but I could fit my entire 30GB library on here and still have 48GB free.
__________________
Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun?
2012 13in MBA | 2011 Mini Server | VZW iPhone 5s | VZW iPad mini | Airport Extreme N
Solid state is my way of life.
falterego is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2012, 12:06 PM   #7
PBG4 Dude
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
My 2012 11" MBA had about ~100GB free. This was the default install, which included iLife applications (GarageBand is about 2.5GB once you include the 1.5GB of loops embedded in the System directory).
PBG4 Dude is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC