40 gig enough?

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  1. i-Apple macrumors newbie

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    im kinda worried that this wont be sufficient

    prob use it for some intense gamin
    word processin and web browsin
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    being more specific would be helpful too......
     
  3. AcousticDoc macrumors regular

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    the upgrade to 60 gig isn't that much. Why not just be safe.
     
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  5. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    For those uses, you will be fine for now, question is how will you be in 2 years. If you don't have much music and you never plan on doing video, it might be ok.
     
  6. i-Apple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx for the replies, ill prob cancel the order and buy a 60 gig to be safe
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  8. bdanielb macrumors newbie

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    lol.... just did the same thing but to 80gb.... do you think they will take much longer to ship?
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Umm... You might wanna rethink it altogether because the iBook certainly isn't up to intense gaming.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Ummm....

    "Intense gamin" with an iBook? Yeah, good luck.
    And what does hard drive space have to do with playing games?
     
  11. bdanielb macrumors newbie

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    hey Appleretailguy, by your name im assuming u work at apple right?

    so can you please tell me how much space the preloaded software takes up in the ibook harddrive? is it worth upgrading?
     
  12. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    As long as you enjoy playing games on "low" settings you'll be fine.

    Or, play old games on "maxed".

    Of course the results may be the same. ;)

    Some people only play games to show off to their mates how fast they computer will run, they don't actually enjoy them....of course they will never admit it.

    As for a HD space, get as much as you can afford - you could buy an external HD afterwoods but therere not that portable.
     
  13. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Size requirements

    With the actual size and a full install figured in, you are looking at about 31 gigs left. For most people without a ton of music or video, you are fine, but if you are worried about it, an upgrade is a fairly inexpensive option.
    You can also save a ton of space by a custom install by removing languages, printer drivers, etc...
     
  14. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    Couldn't you just buy a desktop HDD with an external case? I mean ... wouldn't that be ridiculously cheaper?
     
  15. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    Great if your data is mostly stuff you don't need with your laptop all the time. Certainly I'd use an external Firewire drive with a Mac Mini, but an iBook is meant to be portable. My option is to see what my usage patterns are like, and if I need more than 40GB I'll buy a 100GB 7200RPM 2.5" hard drive. However I'll probably just rip my music to 128kbps AAC, and 3000 songs is what? 12GB?

    Good idea about optimising out the unwanted stuff, I'll be certain to do that.
     
  16. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    Then I guess you need to ask yourself, how could you POSSIBLY need all that data at any given time?
     

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