Macbook Air + Boot camp.

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

  1. macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

    blesscheese

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    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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