lost a large amount of space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bc008, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    well, my MBP hard drive says i have 93 GBS left, although i have nothing installed on it. reinstalling OSX with an erase and install wont even bring me back up to 111 GBs

    (120 GB HD)

    does the MBP really just have 93 GBS? 27 GBs seems like a lot to loose
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Have a look at this article to help understand why a "120 GB" hard drive is only ~111 GB.

    And yes, the rest is taken up by the default OS X installation. Things like printer drivers, language support, and iDVD themes take up a boatload of space.
     
  3. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    A 120GB HD will exactly have 111GB space.
     
  4. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    so your saying 93 GB is normal?
    i know th real storage is 11 but the os really takes that much?
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    Doing an erase and install, but choosing not to install extra languages, drivers etc. saves space :)
     

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