HD Capacity/Available Size

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  1. MrGeePee macrumors regular

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    Hi, i just got my 1st ever Mac (Alu iMac) i choose a 320 GB Hardrive (from the Apple site)

    Ive just checked the size of the drive, and it says

    Capacity: 297 GB
    Available: 280 GB

    Is this correct? i thought i would have atleast 300GB available.

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  2. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

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    That does seem odd. I know Leopard accounts for approx 11GBs, not sure where the other 39GB went to. Did you get any pro apps preinstalled such as Logic Pro 8, Aperture, Final Cut Pro? Those take up a lot of space, especially Logic and FCP. That could explain it.
     
  3. MrGeePee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, i never had anything pre-installed :(

    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's the difference between decimal (SI) and binary measurements. The drive is marketed using SI measurements (kilo = 1000) yet the computer can only recognise the binary measurements kilo = 1024). In short, it's normal and you don't have anything to worry about. :)
     
  5. MrGeePee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank God for that :eek: The last thing i wanted was to send it back

    Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it!
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries mate. Enjoy your new machine. By the way, this is an industry-wide standard. Apple isn't the only company who does this. :)
     
  7. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Your avatar scares me mad jew :p :eek:
     
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  9. MrGeePee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh right, thanks mate.
     
  10. mpw Guest

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    His 'tar scares you? You don't want to see his swim-wear then!:eek:
     

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