New MBP - Question about Storage in About This Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bgrace, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. bgrace macrumors member

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    I just got a new MacBook Pro (256 GB storage) and set it up as a new computer (rather than migrating from previous computer). I am curious about the amounts showing up in the Storage tab of About this Mac. Here's my current allocation:

    Apps: 11 GB
    Other: 7 GB
    Audio: 1 GB
    Photos: 900 MB
    Movies: 400 MB

    I'm most interested in Audio, Photos and Movies since I haven't added any to the device nor have I synced with iCloud. Perhaps they are files that are pre-loaded on the OS?

    Does this look normal for a right out-of-the box MacBook Pro?
     
  2. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    I'm seeing the same thing happen on mine. But I've installed dropbox, perhaps it is including those files..?
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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  4. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I think the audio is related to GarageBand.
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    There are photos that are used for desktop backgrounds and audio files that are used for system sounds. I'm not aware of system uses for movie files.
     
  6. bgrace thread starter macrumors member

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    I have not added any files to the the MBP. I just want to make sure that hard drive usage/allocation looks normal for a brand new unit. Seems like they are all system files for OS X.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yes

    Thats completely normal.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Totally normal. There are a bunch of images and small videos that are part of the OS. For example, if you look at the Trackpad settings there are some little videos in there that show how it works.
     

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