How much free space out of Box 128GB?

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  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

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    Im trying to decide between128GB and 256GB... How much free space out of box for 128GB version. Can anyone tell me if you remember?

    Thanks
     
  2. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it's ~120GB? Not completely sure... Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    The general rule of thumb is 7% of the listed disk space capacity will be used.

    So for 128gb, 7% will be used for the OS & other things leaving about 120gb free.
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I have this model and your quote of 120gb is spot on.
     
  5. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

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    I'm not quite sure this makes sense? If I get one with a 128GB SSD and what you say is true then roughly 9GB will be in use leaving 119GB free (sounds about right from reports from others). However if I get a 256GB SSD then you're saying Apple will have added an additional 9GB of programs and data to the SSD which isn't present on the 128GB SSD? I don't think that would be the case at all. I would have thought that Apple would have pre-installed the exact same programs and data files regardless of which model I purchase.

    Alec
     
  6. komoornik macrumors regular

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    I don't know what all these people talk about.

    128 GB SSD is not actually 128 GB, but about 120 GB of space.

    And there is a couple of GB's that Mac OS X is taking, so wtf?
     
  7. skyton macrumors 6502

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