15.22GB for Lion??

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by :-), Aug 24, 2011.

  1. :-) macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2009
    Last week I bought MBP 13". Yesterday I replace main disk with Intel G3 SSD 120GB. I made recovery USB with "Recovery disk assistant". When I install Lion 10.7.1 on SSD my free space dropped from 120GB to 104.xxGB. Is this normal? Under System Information tab Storage is 15.2GB marked as "Other".

    Fresh install should used between 4-7GB of free space!? There is no iLife or iWork or other app installed on my system.
  2. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Yes, it is normal. Unformatted size of the disk is 120 GBs but after formatting to HFS+, you will lose some memory (depends on the actual size of disk). And no need to mention Lion takes around 7 GBs.
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Yep, looked and space used just after I clean installed lion at it was in the 7gig range

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