General intrest - How much space after SL?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dshaver2, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. dshaver2 macrumors newbie

    dshaver2

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    #1
    This is more of a general interest topic than a help inquiry. I just installed Snow Leopard last night on my 2.8 GHz 15" uMBP and as per the promise that apple made me I did experience some freed up hard disk space.

    Apple said around 7 GB, I got around 36.26 GB back (yes, you are reading that correctly 36 freaking GB). I was just wondering what everyone else had seen with the upgrade? Has anyone seen more than this, because I was quite literally flabbergasted at the amount of recovered space.

    What do you think? I don't know what was taken away but I know I'm happy with the extra space.
     
  2. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    You did NOT gain 36GB of hdd space. SL counts hdd space in base 10 instead of base 2.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    But you do gain some space. Apple has stopped including the PPC libraries/framworks and has implemented a compression mechanism in the file system. Both of mean that SL is physically utilizing less space
     

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