Brand New Macbook Air Owners Please Come In Here...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by VideoNewbie, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    can you please state how much storage memory & total capacity your hard drive currently has ? thanks

    mine is brand new and only about 97gb...
     
  2. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    Senseless question... Delete the software you don't use and other temporally stuff that eats up space that the OS might have created but are non-vital to the functioning of the system.
     
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    How many threads do you need about this? It's normal. You can reinstall Lion if you want to free up more space.
     
  4. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how would reinstallling lion free more space?

    and why not just answer the question...do u have a new macbook air?

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    how is it senseless?

    if i only have 97gb and another person has 110 gb and another has 105gb
    and we all have new computers
    isnt something wrong here?
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Yes, reinstalling Lion gets rid of some of the (possibly unnecessarily) installed software that comes as part of the default install.

    If you reinstall Lion, these applications will be removed.

    Nothing is wrong.
     
  6. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    No, there's nothing wrong there... Just because it's a "new computer" everyone can have different stuff installed on it ( and different versions of the same stuff ) by default. If you need more space, then remove / uninstall the unneeded stuff as previously mentioned.
     
  7. halledise macrumors 65816

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    a valid question.

    APPLE SSD TS128E Media = formatted capacity 121.33 gb

    go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility so see the info for yours
    or 'About This Mac'/Storage

    my Applications, Library and System Folders take up a total space of approx 12gb - with only what I use installed - the rest deleted.
    so my free space would be 99gb before adding Documents, Music, etc.
    at 97gb you're doing ok with all the standard Apps installed

    to reinstall Lion and then the Applications you use would not save you a whole heap of space.
    a slim external drive is the go
     
  8. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hi thanks for answering the question.

    you said that your applications library and system folders take up 12gb
    the osx takes up about 8gb right?

    so wouldnt this mean that all new macbook users with 120gb would have around 97gb of storage by default as sooon as they turn their computer on?
     
  9. 3bs macrumors 603

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  10. tERS09 macrumors newbie

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    when is first turned it on i had 104GB after a fresh install and using monolingual i had around 110GB
     
  11. halledise macrumors 65816

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    yes :)
     

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