MBA 80gig

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  1. Chad H macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Hey guys,
    I just had a very quick question. I just noticed when I was uploaded my previous i-Tunes library to my MBA that the MBA itself started with about 56 to 60gig of hard drive space. Is this correct? I bought a 1.8ghz w/ 80gig HDD. Given I didn't splurge for the SSD but is this right?

    Thanks
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Did you count in all the INSTALLED programs that came along with it?
     
  3. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    No, although I didn't purchase any extra. Even though it does of course come with the usual stuff contained in iLife '08 and garage band.
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    Well, the HDD itself-- completely wiped, is still only 74GBs or so.

    Take into account a hefty OS (mebbe 1GB just for supported languages) with lotsa apps (Garageband's loops are about 3GB) and built-in drivers (printer drivers take up a ton of space, too)... It easily drops the starting storage from 74GBs down to 60GB or less.

    'S why I did a clean install. :) I know I never use iLife apps (short of iTunes), languages, and I just DL whichever printer driver I need.
     
  5. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Okay, that makes more sense now. Thank-you very much. I might just make a clean install and free up some space if I feel it necessary. Thanks again.:D
     

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