New MBP hard drive question

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

  1. NYU02
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    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?

    Thanks,
    NYU02
     
  2. aaronw1986
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    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
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    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
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    Remove iWork Trial, MS Office Trial, Aperture trial, translations, etc.

    You'll have a lot of space back :p
     
  5. aaronw1986
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    You could also remove languages you don't need.
     

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