"Other" disk usage in stock rMBPs

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  1. yarngrrl macrumors member

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    So, I'm pretty sure I'm going to get an rMBP (13", most likely - yes, I know the cost/value ratio is better on the 15", but that's another discussion). When I looked at them in person at my local BB (our Apple store is in a mall, blech), I noticed that both the 13" and 15" had about 64GB in the "Other" category under storage.

    Is this normal out of the box, or has BB installed stuff that caused the bloat?
    Just want to make sure the 128GB is going to be okay for me.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion/ML storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    How OS X and iOS report storage capacity
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is something extra definitely installed on those. A new, default Mac with the OS and iLife uses just a bit over 20GB. Even adding an extra few GB for swap files etc gets nowhere close to 64GB.
     
  5. yusukeaoki, Dec 31, 2012
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    yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    60GB is way too much.
    My SSD only has 13GB of extra.
    Im guessing its the back ups from iPhone/iPod/iPad.
    Those take huge amount of space.
     
  6. yarngrrl thread starter macrumors member

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    I use omni on my current machine, but wasn't about to install it at bestbuy. What was curious is that both the 13" and 15" rMBPs had the same amount of 'other', I was just trying to gauge if that was usual out of the box.
    I will assume no?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No new Mac out of the box would have anywhere near 64GB disk space used total much less "other."
     

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