New MBP 160GB but only has 130gb?

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  1. Mac Rookie macrumors member

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    I just got my new mbp 2.25 with 160gb hd. I really like the mbp Iam still learning it. But i notice it only has 130gb where did the other 30gb go?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Umm... part of is that "160GB" ≠ "160GB" in real numbers...that is normal hard drive procedure...

    The other is taken up by the OS, but that still seems a little odd, also if you have loaded anything on your computer...yeah.

    To see actual numbers, click on the Apple in the top left hand corner, click "About this Mac" and then "More Info" it will give you more specific information.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    You wont get everything, hard drives are always lower than what it says.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Well ... about 10-12 went to formatting plus the difference between binary and decimal measurements of a Gigabyte.

    The rest is OS X and iLife.
     
  5. xc runner macrumors member

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    Terrorists have taken the other 30 GB. Are you a bad enough dude to get them back?
     
  6. shadow1 macrumors member

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    The other 30 gb has been formatted or part of os x.
     
  7. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    The problem is that drive manufacturers list their drives assuming that 1GB=1000MB rather than 1GB=1024MB. A byte is 8 bits, not 10.
     
  8. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    Please say this is your first computer. Not just your first mac.
     
  9. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard counts 1 megabyte as 1024 kb instead of just 1000 as the drive manufacturer does
     
  10. Mac Rookie thread starter macrumors member

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    lol this is my first mac. I never paid it any mind on my windows notebook.
     
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  12. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, after Snow Leopard is released, it'll... not be so weird anymore.
     
  13. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    I am so glad they are fixing this. This question has been foxing new users forever!
     
  14. patrixl macrumors regular

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    Yeah, then we'll only be faced with questions such as

    "why is that 1GB file I downloaded actually 1024MB??? The Mac filesystem bloats files!!!"

    "Snow Leopard made my hard drive bigger, but I can't put more files on it?? What's going on???"

    lolll
     
  15. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    It will probably make things worse before better. A lot of people will have posts about that. I wonder if it will cause any other problems in the way of compatibility.
     
  16. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    hahaha
     
  17. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    I know this thread is quite trivial, but how much does PSX and iLife take up on say a 128GB SSD?
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, it will be idiotic after Snow Leopard is released.

    The ONLY thing they needed to do was put an "i" in between the B and the prefix. THAT'S IT. Then they would have been reporting correctly.
     
  19. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    You are so right. There is no winning.
     
  20. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but since when are any files exactly a set size, such as 1GB?
     
  21. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Now, I never said it would be better.
     
  22. patrixl macrumors regular

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    It was an easy example to come up with.

    Now...

    "OMG the website said the file was 2453MB, but on my hard drive it's 2572MB!!! OS X bloats files why????"

    Patrix.
     

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