iMac HDD size

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Muzz112, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Muzz112 macrumors member

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    I currently have an iMac with a 320Gb HDD, but when i went to check the volume of the HDD it said that the disk size is 265GB with 180GB free.

    I have 2 partitions on my mac, one on bootcamp and one on Fusion but between the 2 they add up to 90GB which doesn't explain the loss of 55GB

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    OS X takes it own space (about 25GB) and every HDD has been formated which also takes space. It's normal don't worry
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Ugh...

    Hard drive manufacturer: 1GB = 1,000 MB
    Operating System: 1GB = 1,024MB.

    OS X is about seven gigabytes, not 25.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Hard drives isn't made with 2 potency technique anymore? RAM is still as you know (1GB = 1024MB, 4GB = 4096MB etc.)

    I was just thinkin about MBA when I said that 25GB (because its 80GB HDD has only ~55GB after OS install). Now I realised that W7 takes 16GB so 25GB is way too much. Does OS X take only 7GB?
     
  5. Muzz112 thread starter macrumors member

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    I went to the apple shop, and they seemed to think it was due to OS X, but 55 GB does seem like a lot for OS X.

    They said the only way i can retrieve the lost space is to re-format the HD and start again.
     

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