How much free disk space is in a new Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by climater, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. climater macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I plan to purchase a new Macbook Air and would hesitate to pay $200 more to double the SSD from 128GB to 256. I wonder how much free disk space available apart from what OS X has taken in a new machine. I'm a researcher who does quite a bit of data crunching. But I can live with a 1TB USB3.0 portable HDD. Thanks.
     
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  3. Suraj R. macrumors regular

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    My Macintosh HD drive appears to be a 120.47 GB drive. With the OS and stock apps and everything it should be around 105 - 110 GB.

    Don't upgrade the SSD, what you should do is get a 64 or 128 GB MicroSD card and keep it permanently in the SD card slot of the Air.

    One of these will make this a lot easier:
    http://theniftyminidrive.com
     
  4. jadam macrumors 6502a

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    You're not going to run a bootcamp install from your SD card so that's bad advice for anyone who needs to run bootcamp.
     
  5. Suraj R. macrumors regular

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    I suppose, yeah, but I'm going to use it for storing media (games, movies). Didn't know what the OP was asking for specifically sorry
     
  6. climater thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, Suraj. I don't think I will have the need for bootcamp since chances are rare that I will need to run Windows programs. I will double the RAM to 8GB. With that I should be able to run Windows in VM if absolutely necessary.
     
  7. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    I am browsing their website and I'm having trouble figuring out what this is exactly. I want to get one for the Retina MacBook Pro I am purchasing. How much space does it have? Is it really just an adapter for an SD card? Thanks.
     
  8. mynameis321 macrumors member

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    How much space would Bootcamp take up, with just Microsoft Office installed?
     
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