Macbook Hard-Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GAS, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. GAS macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I am thinking about getting a White Macbook (2ghz) but I am worried about how much space I actually get on the 80gb Hard Drive. I know OSX takes up quite a bit, could anybody tell me how much space I actually get?

    Thanks
     
  2. lexus macrumors 68000

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    A full install of OS X on an 80 GB drive will leave you with about 60 GB of free space. You can free up a good bit of additional space if needed by deleting unused apps and their support files (iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand support files take up a lot of space), printer drivers, and foreign language support.
     
  4. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Should still come out about 60Gb free..

    Right now Ive got the same model with...
    MS Office
    Adobe CS2 Suite
    Photoshop CS3 Beta
    Parallels
    4 GB of iTunes playlists
    About 10 GB of personal data
    Another 8 GB of virtual machines

    Still got over 25 MB of space left.
     
  5. GAS thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. psychofreak Retired

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    If you have any need for video, get a bigger HD, it goes in no time.
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    When I got my stock MB, I had about 55.6GB free. I used Monolingual and that freed up about 1.6GB.

    After installing a few apps/widgets, it says I have 57GB free.

    I purchased a Seagate 100GB 7200rpm and it should be arriving Monday.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    For any Intel Mac users considering using Monolingual, be sure to uncheck the options in the Architectures pane of the program before running. Failure to do so with bork your system (it will destroy Rosetta and you'll be unable to run PPC apps) and you'll have to do an Archive and Install to recover from it. I recommend Delocalizer...it's an older program, but I've heard multiple reports of people using it successfully on new machines, and it's default behavior doesn't wreck your OS X install.
     

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