How much HDD space did you get back?

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  1. C225 macrumors regular

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    Just finished installing on both my macs and my macbook reclaimed about 7GB whereas my iMac reclaimed about 29GB:eek:

    Both were just upgraded
     
  2. jelmerjt macrumors newbie

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  3. jck1634 macrumors regular

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    Same here! I got about 27GB back! Trying to figure out how much of that is NEW memory.
     
  4. C225 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i reckon only about 8-9 GB is real memory

    Did find it funny with the install disc before install 80.0MB was free after install 83.9MB free:D
     
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  6. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Doesn't Snow Leopard display sizes differently now?
     
  7. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    YES! It's important to note that Apple now calculates based on the "1 GB = 1000 MBs" rather than the older "1GB = 1024MBs".

    http://www.macworld.com/article/142471/2009/08/snow_leopard_math.html

    Thus, a flash drive that says "8GBs" on the package will now display as "8GBs" in Finder.
     
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    That's cool! I think I'm going to like that!

    The thing is... is all 8GB usable?
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

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    Just as usable as it was in Leopard.

    The drive is still exactly the same size, it's just displaying it differently.
     
  10. STC1709 macrumors 6502

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    question i have been wondering is, would you get that hard drive space back even if you didn't do a clean install? Thats my worry, im thinking that you would only get that HD space back if you do a clean install is that true?
     
  11. C225 thread starter macrumors regular

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    As i said in my first post i got the space back and only did the upgrade:)
     
  12. STC1709 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry did not see that, I'm trying to see if i would benefit more by doing a clean install rather than upgrading. I got my imac in May so I cant see doing a clean install.
     
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  15. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    I removed the additional languages and my Gen 1 MBA got back 11GB.

    That's pretty huge considering it's only a 60GB SSD.
     

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