Only 36GB available!!! WTF!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by anirudh, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. anirudh macrumors 6502

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    Just got a Rev. A SSD.. I dont need much space, but am I supposed to have just 36 GB available of the 64GB SSD?
     
  2. McGilli macrumors 6502

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    I have the 128gb SSD - and after a clean install of OSX (removing all the languages/fonts/printer drivers) all the fonts and drivers I get about 109 to start with.

    So - if your OSX has all the language fonts and printer drivers installed - that could be right?
     
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Well, the original MBA had 64 GB which is more like 59 GB... The OS X and iLife don't take up that much space, but they will use a considerable amount of the space.

    I think, since the OP has the original MBA, that there is upgrade possibility. I think people can buy a PATA ZIF connector SSD that is double the size to give it double the storage.

    I never have checked into that as I owned the original MBA but never really used it and never transferred everything on to it. I have the new MBA and I absolutely love it. I have even checked into buying a larger SSD for my new MBA, but there is no SATA-II LIF connecting SSD available from suppliers. So, I think I will have to upgrade to the rev C MBA just to get the 256 GB SSD drive space I need.

    That would be rough trying to get all of your files into 36 GB of drive space. I have a hard enough time shuffling around stuff with my 128 GB SSD.

    OP, you can use external storage for all of the files you don't need all of the time. I use an AirPort Extreme Base Station with Hard Drive attached. It is easy to use and works excellent.

    Best wishes with your MBA.
     
  4. Miker2k macrumors regular

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    Make sure you do a fresh install following the guide Here.
     
  5. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Sue Apple for false advertisement. :D You paid for 64GB. :D :D :D
     
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    They put a disclaimer that 64 GB equals 64,000,000,000 bytes, and that is before formatting which isn't really 64 GB. Plus, OS X and iLife 09 take a considerable amount of space. However, I don't think they take anywhere near that much space...

    Funny though, like anyone could ever sue Apple and win...
     
  7. anirudh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright, if I have already installed the OS, is there any way to remove the unnecessary files?? or do I have to do a fresh install?
     
  8. spencers macrumors 68020

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  9. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Monolingual works pretty well. You can remove all languages, print drivers, proc. architecture files that you don't need.
    iDVD, iMovie, Garageband gotta go too. Space hogs.
     
  10. TanToday macrumors member

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    MUCH MUCH easier if you just use XSLIMMER, AND you will be able to use it after each NEW program is installed.

    Learning curve is about 2 min, and it saved me 30% of the space previously used.

    I LOVE IT!

    [​IMG]

    http://www.xslimmer.com/
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ Back when I had a MBAir, Monolingual was the bomb...:cool:
     
  12. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Clean install is quick, easy, and took up only 7 gigs of space once I deleted the hibernation file (2 gigs).
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    Do a clean install. It's the quickest solution and doesn't require any third-party utilities. :)
     
  14. EB66 macrumors 6502

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    im so glad you posted this because i didn't even think of it and i was going to get a 64gb ssd rev a but 40gb is not enough
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Stand in line behind Drew Carey as he sues McDonald's over the Quarter Pounder.
     
  16. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Another reason to go with the rev B... 128 GB SSD or 120 GB HDD.
     
  17. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I hope the 256GB is available in the next revision.

    I know it's just 2 128GB but it'd really allow the Air to hold more without constantly worrying about running out of room.
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    fixed for you :cool:
     

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