For those with new imac and 750GB HDD


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 17, 2007
Leeds, UK
How much free space was on the HDD when you got it? bout 730-740GB?

mine due to arrive next week been shipped today


macrumors 604
Apr 11, 2005
Only 698 is formatted. Just like a 120 is only about 111. Remember 1GB=1024KB but that's not how drives are calculated as far as space. They do 1GB=1000 so it is off. After the OS install of course there was less than that, but b/c I sent it back today and am awaiting replacement for screen issues, I didn't get the chance to reinstall the OS and strip out the stuff I don't need, ie. extra languages and drivers.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 6, 2006
My 500 only had 465gb available period minus the operating system and all that jazz.
About 465GB is the actual capacity of a 500GB drive. 500GB is just marketing bogus where they seem to think that 1GB = 1 million bytes. So the actual capacity of a 750GB drive would be about 698GB if I'm not mistaken.