Tiger + software harddisk usage

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Temujin, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    How much space does Tiger and the preinstalled software use?


    Nevermind, 3-4 gb according to apple.com
     
  2. Project macrumors 68020

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    My iBook with a 74GB harddrive (80gb to the retailers), came to me with 60GB left on the HD. Tiger and all of the software that came included took up close to 15GB of space.

    I did a clean instal a few days later and after unchecking all of the printer drivers, language support, Nanosaur etc it amounted to a very small footprint of about 4gb. You can always reinstall some of the software on the OS disc at a later date if you want it too.
     
  3. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    Thanx, then I'll buy the 60 GB 12" Powerbook not the 80 GB.
     
  4. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    You can trim down the install space needed quite a bit using the custom install options as long as you are willing to re-install your OS from scratch.
    You have to add in quite a few updates once you're up and running anyway.

    Printer drivers, language files, optional apps like Internet Explorer,
    etc should help you set up a relatively clean, lean machine.

    If you're good about housekeeping or have and external drive,
    the 60 GB HD should be fine.
     
  5. yippy macrumors 68020

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    I use my hard drive fairly liberally and have never used more than 40Gb of space, but I don't do video editing nor do I have any DVDs ripped to my hard disk. However I do have 10Gb of music and 7Gb in game installs included in that. So a 60Gb should be fine.
     
  6. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You had to mention DVD rips....not a bad idea. And they are some big suckers I hear. I have to think a bit.......
     

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