For those with new imac and 750GB HDD

superlatic

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 17, 2007
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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
 

roland.g

macrumors 604
Apr 11, 2005
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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.
 

rainydays

macrumors 6502a
Nov 6, 2006
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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.