Does 64gb mean 64gb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PaulCostello, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Im planning to order the 2012 11" 64gb Air. I'm wondering how much free space on SSD do you really have upon first boot up? (I'm assuming it will come preloaded with ML) please let me know. thx
  2. macrumors 68040

    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    The OS + iLife will probably take around 10gb.

    My advice: Don't go 64 gb, unless you plan on replacing it with an aftermarket SSD from OWC fairly soon.

    128gb is about the bare minimum you'd want without being extremely space constrained.
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    without deleting anything, you are left with 40GB of usable space after OS X, iLife, and the recovery partition are all accounted for.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2010
    also if you replace that ssd you can say good bye to your warranty. buy the 128 at least. you wont be disappointed.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA
    Um, my iTunes is larger than 64 GB

    My new MBA has 512 GB SSD

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