intel 80GB SSD only 52GB free?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karkid, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. karkid macrumors member

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    Hey guys so i just got a intel 80SSD for my macbook pro, and have installed firefox,vlc, and microsoft office and i only have 52gb free does that sound normal?
     
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  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Yeah thats normal; and i'll bet cash money that you're running the default OS X installation which has junk you'll need to remove as well. I'd uninstall/deactivate/remove all the apps you currently have, backup your user space and reinstall OS X making sure that you remove printer drivers and extra languages. You should be able to get the base OS X image down to 8 Gb if you remove the "Alex" voice.
     
  4. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    also search here on disabling safe sleep and you can recover the space of your RAM back too. remember to disable sudden motion sensor as well. i just put an intel 80gb in my mbp and it sure flies.
     
  5. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

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    remember until prices go down, when using SSDs its going to be key to have a large external hard drive to hold all your information
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That sounds about right.
     
  7. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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  8. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    do a clean install. if not, do a dual hd, ssd in original hd spot and regular hd in optic bay :D
     

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