quick question from 128 ssd owners

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by corriewf, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I had something weird happen today while using parallel. I put a rather large folder in the windows 7 folder and it disappeared. I can't find it anywhere but suspect the space is still being taken on the ssd. I have rebuilt the spotlight search index and installed mackeeper to try and find it to no avail.

    Can someone tell me out of the box how much space is available on the 128 ssd? I know the capacity is 120.99 but what is actually available?

    Thanks!
     
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    pfjellman

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    i had about 104GB left out of the box.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh ok..then maybe the file is gone. It was quite weird because one sec it was there and the next gone. I am down to 60 gigs available so every little bit counts. Thanks!
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I had 106 OTB, got it to 109 after getting rid of a few iLife apps that I won't use and some other stuff.
     
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    pfjellman

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    get monolingual or xslimmer and strip out all of the unneeded binaries and languages from your apps. it saves quite a bit of space.

    also, keep an eye on system cache folders, application support folders, etc. etc. just deleting iDVD and the accompanying support folders (themes, etc) saved me like 3-4GB. i don't need iDVD on this thing, i never even use it on my mac pro.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Monolingual saved me 1.6 GB of space.
     
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    Hellishness

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    I reinstalled a few times, and it was 109 out of the box, 116 without iLife.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are those apps free? I am using a trial of mackeeper which seems to do a good job, but if I could save a few $$. I am down to 60 gigs and fear I may just run out of space. :(
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    What size is ideal for a windows 7 installation and a few base apps.?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think windows 7 takes up a good 7 gigs. I would say 15 gigs, but with any games....30 gigs.
     

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