Macbook Air + Boot camp.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by klaze, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hi, how do people with 128gb SSD MBA manage to have boot camp + OS X on their machine?

    For example, let's say someone leaves 64 gb for boot camp and 64 gb for OS X. With updates for win 7 and OS X, wouldn't that take over 20gb each leaving like 40 gb left for each? Thanks.
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yes, that's about right. You can save about 2GB by installing Windows 7 32-bit instead of 64-bit. You can also use Monolingual and/or Xslimmer to save some space on your OS X partition.
  3. 2IS
    macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    That's a tricky question as it all depends on the individual and their usage in Windows vs OSX. 20GB is enough for Windows 7+all updates and a couple small but essential programs like adobe reader, but just bearly.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Central CA
    Ditto, it just depends all on the usage and the individual. I have a work laptop that all I use it for is my work (Lenovo T61...yuck). After one year, I have 21.5 GB used, and over 90 GB free.

    I have my MBA set up with Leopard and Bootcamp. My original Bootcamp partition was 25 GB, and it was plenty, until I started going crazy on Steam and downloading a bunch of games.

    If I was disciplined about getting rid of old stuff and organizing, the 128GB SSD would be plenty. I have my old PowerMac G4, and I basically have every photo I ever took (even the ones with the thumbs in them), every song I ever ripped from a CD or recorded using Audio Hijack Pro, every download, etc. for a number of years, and I am probably up to about 250GB.

    My "dream" is to take about a week (month?) off and organize my iTunes Library & iPhoto Library, create multiple libraries, and then archive the old stuff and just put the recent/important stuff on my MBA. I think I could get it done on the 128GB SSD, but it really does seem like an excuse to upgrade! And this is with a now 35GB Bootcamp partition, albeit, I have Win XP, not Win 7.

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