Mac Os X Install Space

Discussion in 'macOS' started by teknikal90, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

    teknikal90

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    How much HDD space does mac os x take up?
    buying a macbook for uni...will need to install windows xp/vista but probably xp also....need to know which to buy, 120gb or 160gb....my itunes is 8.5gb strong
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Well it really depends on how big you want your Windows partitions to be. I gave only 16GB to XP. You could get by with less, depending what you need to do with Windows.
     
  3. DropKick macrumors member

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    Take the cheapest route now (120gb) and buy a bigger hard drive later, the installation on a macbook is so easy you could probably do it blind folded.

    You can get a 320GB hard drive for $150 right now.... the longer you wait, the better.
     
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    5.9gb leopard, 1.9gb tiger

    with no languages and no printer drivers
     
  5. teknikal90 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks. out of topic, is it harder to installl HDD on a macbook pro?
    i think i will proceed in buying one with 160gb HDD
     
  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it's much easier to install HDD, RAM, etc., on a regular MacBook than a MacBook Pro. I'm not sure how much harder it is on a MacBook Pro, but your life would be easier as far as hardware installation goes if it's a MacBook.
     
  7. teknikal90 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks heaps.issue resolved.thread close please
     

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