Have i deleted something!!?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by a9205, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. a9205 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Hi guys, basically i own an iMac early 2008, and basically i bought 10.6 and i wanted a clean install, so subsequently i erased my hd before installing 10.6 via utilities.
    I somehow saved 30GB of course snow leopard uses 6-8gb less than 10.5 however it doesnt seem right. Before when i fresh installed an os my hd had 297gb available (prior to os install) however when i erased the hd i had 319Gb available prior to os on a 320gb hd.
    sorry for the length buy did i by erasing the hd delete some apple diagnostics or something else that is important
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Leopard counted data in a GiB format. Snow Leopard counts data in GB format. That's why it was always 30+ GB's off from the hard drives actual amount. Now, it would be the actual hard drive amount (250 GB Hard Drive= 250 GB shown in Disk Utility). It does not mean there is more space, just a more accurate way of information. Please search as this has been posted many times before.
  3. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    Wow, you learn something new everyday. Thanks!

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