Space left on a fresh MBA SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by skyton, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am looking at getting one of the new MBAs with the 128gb drive.

    I was wondering if anyone has one and could tell me how much of the 128gb was left when it was first out of the box with Lion installed and nothing else?

    Basically how much free/usable space is there on the drive when it's new?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    121gb
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, thats excluding the OS?

    More than I was expecting
     
  4. macrumors regular

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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, my fingers were moving faster than my brain. 121 is the "total" space of the SSD (due to the SSD over-provisioning stuff and recovery partition).

    I think when I first booted I had 106GB and some change available. Apologies for being dumb!
     
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    You can squeeze a few extra GB's out of a new MBA by removing any iLife Apps you don't need or want.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Any ideas how much is left on a 64 gig?
     
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    adnoh

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    You can free up a fair few GB's by running a program that deletes the extra language files that you never use.

    I think its called monolingual or something like that.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for the replies and suggestions

    Will hopefully be picking up mine in the next couple of weeks and was planning to see how much I could free up before doing anything - may well start a thread if people are interested in knowing how much it is possible to remove with simple tricks like deleting unwanted languages.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    No need to start a thread, simply get CleanMyMac.
     
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    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much.

    Many have successfully used Monolingual to remove unwanted languages and architectures to free up drive space.

    Be aware that extreme caution should be exercised when using such apps, as deleting certain languages or architectures can create significant problems. At best, deleting these things may buy you 1-2GB of drive space, but will not improve your system's performance. If you're not certain about what you're doing, don't delete anything. The small drive space savings are not worth the risk of potential problems.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    Can anyone tell me how much would be left on the 64 gig? I just left the apple store but they didn't have any 64s.
     
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    Cynicalone

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    About 49GB of useable space.
     

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