Memory in use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Thatoneguy2, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    How do I read how much of the flash memory is full/available on 11" air?

    Gonna try to free up un needed programs to increase free memory, just can't figure how to read it. I synced the air to my iMac and the home screen shows the Hard Drive (instead of flash) in the upper right of the home screen but does not tell me the amount of memory space in use vs available.
     
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    Well, to get an accurate amount of total space without anything on your hard drive at all. Multiply the amount of gigabytes that you are supposed to have (64, 128, 256) by .92

    For example a 64 GB hard drive should have 58.88 free gigabytes of space.
    If you want to know how much space you have left open up your trash can and look at the bottom of the window and it will tell you how much space is available.
     
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    That isn't entirely correct. The 256GB SSD has about 250GB of usable space.

    Also, since Snow Leopard, Macs have measured GB in terms of base 10 (1 billion bytes) not base 2 (1024^3).
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Sorry for being wrong, I just wanted to give him an example that the number that is advertised is not all what you get.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Still can't find amount full vs. free like I can on my iMac. Nothing listed in trash.
     
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    gwsat

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    One of my most indispensable utilities is the iStat Pro widget for OS X. By simply pressing F4 on your MBA and displaying the widgets iStat Pro will tell you exactly how much of your storage has been used and how much remains free. Add these two numbers together to learn how much storage you really have. For example the formatted storage available on my 256GB of flash storage is 250.66GB. Better yet, iStat Pro is free. Highly recommended!
     
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    Do you mean like this? If so, then click on your Desktop, and go to View --> Show View Options. Inside, there's a little checkbox to "Show Item Info" that will do that.

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  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    The answer is the activity monitor in utilities. Bottom of that page shows what I was looking for shows 30GB still free. No math required. Added a movie, took up 4GB.
     
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    That works as well, thanks!
     
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    Not sure if this will help but daisydisc is really good finding out where most of your space has gone you can scan the HD and navigate through it.

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    As you can see in the pic you can click it and go deeper to single out individual games or folders, e.g. I just found a folder with 5gb of stuff i didnt even need anymore :D:D
     
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    GGJstudios

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    You can also see the free space at the bottom of any Finder window, on the Status Bar.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Who are you talking to? If you're talking to the OP, they already have used it.
    If you're talking to me, there's no need to launch Activity Monitor and use more system resources when Finder is already running and you only need to open a Finder window to see the free space that the OP was asking about.
     

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