Lion install size

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davemc67, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. davemc67
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    macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Hi can anyone tell me how much the lion install & ilife takes up on a new MBA.

    I am think of getting one for her indoors and it will be most likely be the 13.3" i5 1.7ghz & 128gb ssd.

    Her itunes library currently sits at about 44Gb ... hence the need to get an idea how much space is left after Lion and ilife / itunes is installed

    thanks in advance
  2. snorkelman
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    macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010
    From memory last time I did it a clean Lion install weighs in between 5 to 6 gig

    not sure how much the iLife apps will add to that (I never use them personally) but cant see it being much more than a gig or two more
  3. robots3humans0
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    macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
    London, Ontario
    I don't have an Air, but on my MBP I have a 128GB SSD and this is how my drive space breaks down:

    Lion + 7GB of apps (including most of iLife [no garageband], iWork, MS Office, Chrome, Firefox.. etc) + 29GB iTunes Library + 4GB of documents + other random files (Library and whatnot) + a 36GB Boot camp partition.

    I still have nearly 40GB free.

    128GB is plenty. I was pretty worried too, but it is lots.

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