New MBP hard drive question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NYU02, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. NYU02 macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    Just bought a new MBP last week and I noticed off the bat it only has about 92 or so gigs free. I havn't really installed anything yet and was wondering on a 120gig hard drive if that is norma?

    At the same time last week I bought my sister a MB with a 120gig hard drive and it too is around 90-95gigs.

    Is this normal?

  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Normal. Hard drives firstly never have their stated capacity. 120 is prob like 111 realistically. Then, the OS and other programs will fill the other space.
  3. negatv1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2005
    A 120gb hard disk has an actual formatted capacity of less than 120gb. Probably on the order of 6 gigs or so on a 120gb disk.

    Also.. The operating system and installed applications take space. Likely +/- 5-8gb on a new machine.
  4. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2006
    Remove iWork Trial, MS Office Trial, Aperture trial, translations, etc.

    You'll have a lot of space back :p
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    You could also remove languages you don't need.

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