Lost SSD space after updating from 10.93 to 10.9.4

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CrusoeUK, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. CrusoeUK macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've just setup my brand new macbook air - with a 128gb SSD. After setting up it said i had about 121GB of fee space (the rest being taken up by the OS and included apps).

    I then did an OS update from 10.9.3 to 10.9.4 and now my free space is only 100GB. I haven't installed any new apps or anything yet so I'm confused where approximately 20GB of space has gone.
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Do you have Time Machine turned on? It will store backups on the SSD if no external drive is available.
     
  3. CrusoeUK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Time machine is turned off... but i read that the mac still stores local snapshots anyway - which i believe you can turn off with terminal command which I've done.
     
  4. gstevie macrumors 6502

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    Not an advert, but I use CleanMyMac and on my 128Gb Air it freed up a nice chunk of space for me. Almost 4Gb on 1st running it when I got it last week. The language files from the OS and the other apps take up a nice chunk of space.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You must have misread something. 121GB is almost exactly the full usable capacity of the empty "128" GB SSD.
    The one I have here has a total capacity of 121.33GB.
     
  6. gstevie macrumors 6502

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    Well spotted. I never even noticed that when i 1st read the original post.
     
  7. saudor macrumors 6502

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    But as of snow leopard, they changed it so a 128 gb disk actually shows up as 128gb
     
  8. gstevie macrumors 6502

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    I have never seen a computer/device ever show the "box" or unformatted amount of storage on any type of HD or SSD.

    This is mine on a brand new 2014 Air with 10.9.4 installed.
     

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  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, this is in Mavericks that it shows 121.33.
     

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