Macbook pro actual hard drive space...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alienex, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. alienex macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    When you bought your MBP how much space did you have available out of the box.

    My 80 gig hardrive has a capacity of 74.21 and I never checked how much was used when i bought it. Reason im asking is, I have 42.4 gigs left and I cant figure out where all that space went. I can account for 9 gigs worth of itunes music and videos, and maybe another 4 or so gigs of other stuff. What about the rest?

    How do I check if I have a HUGE plist file or something?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. alienex thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
  4. alienex thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    im still curious though about how much space available people had out of the box.
  5. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2006
    Los Angeles
    93 capacity (100 gig my A$$). Then, Tiger itself took up space (an instant loss of almost 10 gigs!)
  6. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    Formatted drive capacities are always smaller than as what they're advertised.

    Don't forget iLife!

    iLife takes up about 20 GB, if I'm not mistaken.

    If you really want more space, there are some apps that remove the alternate languages and other options you'll never use (I believe it's called MonoLingual or something like that), or you could just reinstall Tiger and select those options...

    Oh yeah, and I got an 80 GB HD. The formatted capacity is 74.09 GB.
  7. crazyman macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2008
    my brand new macbookpro 200GB in box has only 168GB!!


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